Walt's favorite hat has a very romantic (and funny) story behind it.
An amazing part of Walt's story is his role as a family man: a dad, a brother, a son, an uncle, and a husband. One really special object the Walt Disney Family Museum has on display is Walt's favorite hat. After wearing it for quite some time, his hat turned quite old and ratty, and his wife, Lillian, wasn't too fond of it. One day, she managed to get rid of it (by throwing it into a bull ring at the end of an event), and she thought she would never see it again. Little did she know, Walt had managed to retrieve his hat back, kept it a secret from her, then ended up shaping it into a heart, bronzing it, putting her favorite flowers back into, and gifting her with it on Valentine's Day (also her birthday, which was Feb. 15).