A four-year-old girl is desperately trying to find a teddy bear that contains a recording of her late mother’s heartbeat.
According to reports, the Tennessee child was left heartbroken after her special teddy bear was accidentally donated to a Goodwill store in Tazewell.
Her important stuffed toy is a recognizable Build-A-Bear tye dye bear that plays a recording of the heartbeat of her late mom.
The young girl’s story was shared by local radio station The Big One 106.3 FM WRIL on Facebook, writing: “We are following a story out of Tazewell, Tn about a Build-A-Bear accidentally donated to the local Goodwill which contained a recording of a woman’s heartbeat that passed away.
“The bear belongs to her 4-year-old child.”
The post also included photos showing two similar tye-dye teddy bears, and a note that was posted at the Tazewell Goodwill store.
The note read: “We are [in] search of a [tye-dyed BUILD A BEAR] that was accidentally donated. This bear is the only thing of a departed mother that a little girl has. PLEASE if you have it, return to this store so we can reunite them. You will be reimbursed. This bear has the [mother’s] heartbeat in it.”
More than 16,000 people have shared the post, hoping that somebody will recognize the teddy bear and return it to the young girl.
One person commented: “Speaking from experience, if that recording isn’t saved anywhere else please save it once returned. The batteries in those bears die and they cannot recover the sound.”
Another wrote: “Praying it is found and returned to this precious little girl. If you have it or know who does. Please return it to the Goodwill so it can be reunited with this sweet girl.”
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