Seven-Year-Old Kid Wishes to Meet the Geico Gecko for His Birthday

Geico employees in Bakersfield, CA gave a seven-year-old boy a stuffed gecko and sent someone in a gecko suit to meet him for his birthday.

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Leslie Kasperowicz holds a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Winnipeg. She spent several years as a Farmers Insurance CSR, gaining a solid understanding of insurance products including home, life, auto, and commercial and working directly with insurance customers to understand their needs. She has since used that knowledge in her more than ten years as a writer, largely in the insuranc...

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UPDATED: Nov 1, 2021

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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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