Mathew B. Sims is Editor-in-Chief and has authored, edited, and contributed to several books. He has been working in the insurance industry ensuring content is accurate for consumers who are searching for the best policies and rates. He has also been featured on sites like UpJourney.

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Dan Walker graduated with a BS in Administrative Management in 2005 and has been working in his family’s insurance agency, FCI Agency, for 15 years (BBB A+). He is licensed as an agent to write property and casualty insurance, including home, auto, umbrella, and dwelling fire insurance. He’s also been featured on sites like Reviews.com and Safeco. He reviews content, ensuring that exis...

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UPDATED: Apr 22, 2020

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As a kid, did you ever want to meet a famous mascot for your birthday? A seven-year-old boy from California wanted to meet the Geico gecko and got his wish.

Well, it’s true. Blame it on great marketing, too much TV, or just the awesome curiosity and imagination of a seven-year-old, but this was his wish.

To their credit, the folks at the local agency made this wish come true.

The employees at the Bakersfield Geico auto insurance company office made him a stuffed animal of the lizard, as well as having an appearance of someone in a lizard suit.

“It’s an easy request to grant, and we live here and love to be a part of the community, so we are happy to do it,” said Trenea Smart of Geico.

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References:

  1. https://www.aol.com/article/2016/05/25/top-25-mascots-of-all-time/21383804/
  2. https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/01/watch_this_autistic_palmer_tow.html
  3. https://www.geico.com/more/geico-community/news-events/catching-up-with-the-geico-gecko/
  4. https://www.geico.com/insurance-agents/california/bakersfield/trenea-smart/
  5. https://www.geico.com/