Tony the Tiger, you are my hero...

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with North Sky Realty LLC 6502410580

Tony the TigerTony the Tiger, you are my hero...  You adorned my cereal box when I was a little kid growing up in Phoenix Arizona.   I would stare at you before I went to school each morning, and wondered what life was like living near you in Battle Creek, Michigan.   

Tony the Tiger, you are my hero... You always said things were ‘Greeaaatttt!!!' and I believed you, even if I had a math test that morning.  Somehow Tony, you made even that alright.  You evolved throughout the years, for sure, but you were always the same Tony. 

Tony the Tiger, you are my hero... I saw you on T.V. as well.  Everyone knew you then.  You always saved the day with Frosted Flakes.  Somehow when you appeared on the scene in the Saturday morning commercial, it all made sense.  Mom just needed to buy more Frosted Flakes, and all would be well.

Tony the Tiger, you are my hero...  Other mascots came and went.  Some tried to match your style, and finesse, yet you defeated them all Tony with your fantastic smile and positive message about your Sugar Frosted Corn Flakes.  When I moved to Battle Creek tenTony the Tiger years ago, I never dreamed that I would have the opportunity to meet you, assuming you were busy running the Frosted Flakes division of the Kellogg Company.  However, you make time for a public appearance at Cereal Tony the TigerFest also known as the ‘World's Longest Breakfast Table' each year, and take photo opportunities with local children. 

Tony the Tiger, you are my hero... Everything is ‘Greeaaattt!!!' about you.  You make people laugh.  You make children excited!  You sell cereal, and make even adults like me consume your Frosted Flakes at least once a year.  I grew up with you Tony the Tiger.  You are more than just a mascot to me.  You are an ambassador.  An ambassador of cereal!  Breakfast would never have been the same for me or millions of other children if you were not there to tell us things were ‘Greeaaattt!!!' 

Thank you Tony the Tiger!  You are still my hero!

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Dan Edward Phillips
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Thanks for the memory about Tony, it has been a long time.

Jun 15, 2010 05:34 PM #1
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
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TTT was the first "human animal" I can remember seeing at a grocery store in my youth......He waved and I waved...sports figures come and go from Cheerios and Tony lives on!!!

Jun 15, 2010 10:40 PM #2
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Linda Greco Rich, ABR, SRES
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Michael,

Tony was always a cheerful tiger! Funny how we'll probably never for get the slogan!

Jun 16, 2010 02:33 AM #3
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He has been around for a long, long time. Always cheerful. Have a greeaaattt day!

Jun 16, 2010 03:14 AM #4
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Michael Delaware
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Thanks for all the comments everyone!  Tony is a true American Icon.

Jun 16, 2010 04:36 AM #5
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I still eat Kellogg's Frosted Flakes. It's been a breakfast staple of mine for 50 years now. The only difference is that now I like to have fresh fruit on it -- bananas, strawberries, raspberries....

Jun 25, 2010 11:42 PM #6
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There is still a little Tony in all of us I believe.

Jun 26, 2010 03:19 AM #7
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