It’s not unusual for our Dermatologists to receive small gifts of gratitude from our patients. Most gifts from patients are a natural and innocent gesture of goodwill from an appreciative patient, motivated by gratitude or cultural customs.
Today we received a (very large) Totoro plush toy from a patient, which is actually pretty awesome considering we are big Studio Ghibli fans. In fact this Totoro is so big he won’t even fit into a normal-sized chair.
Our patient explained that they didn’t have enough room to keep Totoro and they couldn’t bear selling him to a stranger on Gumtree or eBay. How could we refuse the responsibility of providing this pre-loved icon with a happy home.
If you look at the wall in the above pictures you’ll see part of a Studio Ghibli mural which decorates our Administration and Kitchen staff areas here at Green Square Dermatology.