A Floating Friend is a real tugboat chosen to represent Theodore Tugboat in its home harbour. Like Theodore, tugboats chosen to be a Floating Friend must be friendly, helpful, have a solid safety record, and greet each new ship with a smile. Floating Friend tugboats show children that the themes and messages learned watching the Theodore Tugboat series are just as important in their home harbour as they are in the magical Big Harbour. The Theodore Tugboat Floating Friend distinction is The Big Harbour way of saying "job well done" to hard working tugs and tugboat captains. Floating Friends are easy to spot because they proudly fly a beautiful blue and yellow Theodore Tugboat Floating Friend pennant on their mast.