A four-year-old girl received a new teddy bear with her late mother's heartbeat, thanks to a collaboration between Build-A-Bear, a radio station, and Goodwill. The girl's original bear was accidentally donated to a Goodwill Store in Tennessee last month. When her father couldn't find it, a sign was placed in the store, and a local radio station shared the story on social media, where it gained national attention.
Build-A-Bear's Public Relations Director, Jamie Ludwig, contacted the station for a description of the custom stuffed animal and said they were heartbroken over the situation. The company was able to locate a matching Rainbow Sparkle Bear and added the original recording provided by the girl's grandmother. The new bear was then shipped to the radio station and given to Cynthia Dodson, Communications Director of Goodwill in Knoxville, who met with the girl and her father.
The father expressed his gratitude for the tremendous effort in helping his family. Both Build-A-Bear and Goodwill hope the original bear will be found, but they hope the new bear will provide comfort to the child and her family in the meantime.
Source: My FOX 8