Just want to say my grand kids love the story.
I liked the idea of the “trip to Europe”. Since we traveled extensively and shared our adventures with the grand kids they were well informed about what, why and where Big Right wanted to visit.
All of the details could be related by the readers and listeners, for example: trying on shoes, walking bare foot, companionship, decision making and the happy ending.
I, also, found it interesting that you got the idea from “your own sore toe”. Great story!