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"I was trying to find you a welcome present, Hiro - something special from Sodor, but I couldn't find anything. I'm sorry."
"Thomas, my friend. You must not worry. My welcome present is right here. Being here with my friends is the biggest present of all,
and the most special present from Sodor, there is nothing more special!
— Thomas and Hiro at the welcome party

The Biggest Present of All is the sixteenth episode of the thirteenth season.


All of the engines on the Island of Sodor are very excited. Hiro is returning for a visit and to help with the summer holiday makers. The Fat Controller is throwing a surprise welcome party at Knapford for Hiro and tells Thomas to tell all the other engines. But Thomas' mind is not on the party; he wants to get Hiro a wonderful gift to celebrate his visit. Thomas puffs all around the island, trying to find something special for Hiro. Later, Thomas arrives at Knapford, but no one is there, as Thomas had not told anybody about the party. Thomas quickly races around the island and soon they all arrive at Knapford. Thomas apologises for not finding a gift, but Hiro insists that the best present of all was having all of his friends together.




  • This episode was shown in select US theatres in January 2010.
  • Kevin still mistakenly calls Thomas "boss," which began when he took over as manager in Steamy Sodor for a short while.


  • The Fat Controller tells Hiro to go to the Steamworks to have his engine checked. But Hiro does not have an engine as he is the said engine.
  • Emily leaves Farmer McColl's farm after she meets Thomas there the first time, but later she is waiting there again.
  • When Thomas returns to tell Emily about the party, Emily's tender is not rendered properly, as it is transparent.
  • When Toby, James and Henry puff away to shunt trucks, James and Henry swap whistles.


In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Danish En ganske særlig gave A Very Special Gift
Finnish Suurin lahja The Biggest Gift
Swedish Den bästa presenten du kan få The Best Present You Can Get
Norwegian Den største gaven av alle The Biggest Gift of All
Japanese とくべつなプレゼント Special Gift
Greek Το καλύτερο δωρο απ' όλα The Best Gift from All
Polish Najwspanialszy Prezent Greatest Gift
German Das tollste Geschenk von allen The Greatest Gift of All
Welsh Y Presennol Gorau Erioed The Best Present Ever
French A la recherche du meilleur cadeau In Search of the Best Gift
Italian Il Regalo più Bello del Mondo The World's Best Gift
Chinese 最特别的礼物 The Most Special Gift
Korean 가장 특별한 선물 The Most Special Gift
Russian Подарок для Хиро Gift for Hiro
Hungarian Az üdvözlő ajándék The Welcome Gift
Indonesian Hadiah Terbesar dari Semua The Greatest Gift of All
Romanian Cel Mai Frumos Cadou Posibil Possibly the Best Gift
Serbian Poklon veći od svih Gift Bigger Than All
Czech Nejlepší dárek ze všech The Best Gift of All
Spanish El Regalo más Grande de Todos The Greatest Gift of All
Slovak Najlepší darček zo všetkých The Best Gift of All
Catalan El millor regal de tots The Best Gift of All
Thai ของขวัญล้ำค่า Precious Gift

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