YES! My daughter is 11years old, and this was her best friend. (No weird attachment issues, just her blankie.) She has felt horrible leaving it behind. One night she wept so hard, saying sorry out loud for forgetting it, that my hubby and I were bawling in the next room. Knowing that it would pass, and in a few years she would be crying like that over a boy That blankie is the only thing she asked for for Christmas. And prays for a new one every week at church... UGH. Thank you!