Our Story

It all began with a mother who wanted to give her son the world... 


Unfortunately her ill health restricted her ability to travel and so she converted their living room into the Eiffel Tower, Mount Fuji, King Arthur's Round Table, and would take him to incredible lands with the most fantastical animals through imaginative storytelling and play.

Every Sunday they visited local children’s homes and orphanages where the mother would storytell to the children who needed hope and love most. She created a word that represented that each one was brilliant and incredible and at the end of every storytelling Sunday she would hug and whisper this magical word in their ears,

‘You are my PAPINEE.’

Her son created PAPINEE to continue her legacy of whimsical storytelling to benefit children all around the world. For each plush animal sold, we donate school supplies for 5 children in need.


"Great stories happen to those who can tell them."
- Ira Glass