Hello, little robot, are you lost?

Say what you will about New Yorkers, they are very good at giving directions. They'll even stop to help a sweet and vulnerable little cardboard robot find its lonely way across the park.

What you're seeing here is Sam the Tweenbot, and I'm willing to admit he is EVEN CUTER than the vintage pink robot called Mavis that I gave Mr B on our first Valentine's Day as a couple. And Mavis is pretty adorable.

Artist and designer Kacie Kinzer set this little guy loose in Washington Square Park, with his destination printed on the flag so that passers-by could help him if he got into trouble (read: fell into a pothole, ran into a bench, got stuck in a bush). Here's a video of his journey.

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Tweenbots from kacie kinzer on Vimeo.