Der Panda Hat Weltschmerz

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Photo: Lauren Gillingham

Another Sad Panda sighting! Reader Lauren Gillingham ran into our favorite dejected plushie on the Bleecker Street stop on the subway recently — literally. "I almost took sad panda down as I rushed to get off the subway," she informs us. "I apologized, did not hear a reply, and then promptly snapped a picture. I felt bad taking the picture because the panda looked so damn sad. I attempted conversation one last time with a pathetic, 'Hello?' and then was forced to move on by a German tourist who couldn't be less interested." We guess weirder stuff goes down in Germany but still we have a hard time believing that anyone could not be interested in Sad Panda. We can't get enough of him. Please continue sending sightings to intel@nymag.com.