Real Life "Where's Waldo" Travels the World in Search of New Adventures

The Where's Waldo picture book series has captivated children and parents alike with the quest to find a man in a red-striped shirt and hat. Instagrammer Wally, aka @wallyfound, brings this same sort of puzzling delight to his popular account. The real-life character travels the world, exploring new places and taking in the incredible sights. He ventures from cities to fields to the sea, exuding the same enthusiastic sense of adventure without ever revealing his face.

And, as is to be expected, the iconic outfit does not go unnoticed while Wally is out and about. “Everywhere I go, I make lots of new friends and meet new people,” he told the Instagram Blog. “There are so many amazing countries, languages and cultures,” he continued. “I want to absorb them all.” The @wallyfound account acts as a documentation of his travels, but he keeps mum about where he'll go next. If you see him, however, Wally says to be please say hello.

Wally Found: Instagram
via [Instagram Blog]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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