Miami Mom Posts World's Saddest Craigslist Ad for Lost Rabbit

Craigslist can be a perverted place. A recent search found its South Florida page clogged with creepy casual-encounter ads. "In beach hotel looking for a young stud," one said. Another simply read, "I want to feel a man's fist."

But hidden among the sex addicts and the scammers are rare moments of heartfelt — dare we say heartbreaking — sincerity. One such post appeared February 26.

"I am looking for this bunny," Jessica Acosta wrote underneath a photo of an absurdly cute rabbit with sparkling blue eyes. "I had it on hold for my daughter and it was not supposed to be sold. My daughter is devastated and she won't stop crying."

She continued, "I am willing to pay double what you purchased it for. Please, my daughter has had a hard life and she really wants this bunny." Then came an odd warning: "Don't try to scam us either. She has a real connection with this animal, and she will know if it is her or not."

Could a plea this tragic be real? We had to know. Reached by Riptide, Acosta explained how the fluffy animal had upended her household. Her daughter, Raven Suarez, had just turned 16, so Acosta took her to the Pet Supermarket on Bird Road in South Miami. Suarez instantly fixated on a white bunny with azure eyes that put Sinatra to shame.

"I saw this bunny, and she blew my mind," Suarez says.

Acosta made a deal. If Suarez could get 100 "likes" on her Instagram photo of the rabbit, she could buy it. The teenager spent all night pushing the picture online. The next day, they returned to the store to buy the bunny — which Suarez had already named Asuna Luna Akira — but were told to buy food and a cage first. Employees said they wouldn't sell the rabbit in the meantime.

When Suarez sprinted into the Pet Supermarket hours later, however, Asuna was gone. The bunny had been sold to someone else. Suarez burst into tears. "Everybody was looking at me," she admits. "For them to get my hopes up that high and then turn me down like that and tell me they already sold her, I just couldn't take it."

Luis, a manager at Pet Supermarket, says the store did nothing wrong. "Birds, rabbits, fish we cannot put on hold," he says over the chirp of parakeets. "Because what if the animal dies overnight?"

Suarez is inconsolable. The Craigslist ad hasn't yielded any leads, and Acosta's offers to buy her daughter another bunny have fallen on deaf ears. "She's the only bunny I ever wanted," Suarez says. "I still can't get over her."

 
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tneedler
tneedler

Why are you people so judgemental? Ask yourselves if you have something you couldn't live wihtout.  Don't tell anyone, but just think of what it could be. What about your first binky? Huh? What about that....Exhildo? Sounds like your name is Ex Binkie Inhaler....so you a big tough man because you can point at someone who likes pet rabbits. Hey---there's an idea--if you want anyone to like you, go an d be like a cute bunny. They're not lame by the way. They can kick ass--see utube video where a rabbit chases a snake up a tree! Just try not to be so judgemental and apply yourself to aquiring a vast economy of words. You ain't ass dumb ass you sound......or maybe you are.

scaupus
scaupus

That rabbit got lucky.

Exiliado
Exiliado topcommenter

So, the girl is 16, and she can't get over.....a bunny !!!??????

And why didn't her mom buy it right away? Did they expect the store would hold the critter while she got "likes" in a social network?

Man!  Is this like, real-life Dumb and Dumber?

ravengir
ravengir

@Exiliado what is your problem?? My mom offered to buy the bunny and put it on hold but the guy said we didn't have to pay till the next day. I swear people are so heartless!

Exiliado
Exiliado topcommenter

@ravengir @Exiliado

Is that really you?

Which one, the Dumb or the Dumber?

For your information, WE THE PEOPLE are not heartless.

We just have common sense. We don't bleed for a stupid bunny that we saw once in a store.  And especially, we don't make fools of ourselves by advertising such a degree of emotional immaturity all over the Internet.

imara_29
imara_29

@Exiliado WE THE PEOPLE? Are you serious? Go back to your country you rabbit eating freaks!

 
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