Naturally, it was city bureaucracy that resulted in the sad and abrupt departure of the beloved teeny tiny tree house in Golden Gate Park.
According to ABC, it was the rigid folks over a the Recreation and Parks Department who removed the small door hinged to a tree in the park; city leaders claimed the miniature mouse pad had "damaged the tree."
But alas, Democracy rules -- and city leaders claim they will return the adorable door to appease the people of San Francisco.
Last month, the mysterious walnut-colored door appeared, drawing enough media attention to make it a potential tourist trap. Kids with wishes and parents with cameras would visit the tiny burrow, leaving notes and other tiny artifacts behind.
Now the city has interloped this fairy tale, which means there's going to be a lot of teeny tiny red tape for the city's smallest housing unit to get through.