NEW YORK - Missing: one parrot with Brooklyn accent. Reward: $10,000. The African gray parrot named Franklin disappeared from a pet boarding facility in Manhattan the day before Thanksgiving, said owner Leigh Ann Frankel.

"Franklin is my child. Every day he wakes up and says, 'Hi mommy, how are ya?'" she said.

The fitness instructor said the 18-year-old parrot has been a comforting presence to her in tough times over the years. African gray parrots can live past 50 years.

Frankel and her husband, Lee Frankel, are offering the reward for Franklin's safe return.

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