This teddy bear was destined to do so much more than just cuddle her new owner – she was also meant to give a message to Lauren Doyle from beyond the grave.
The 22-year-old has been grieving the loss of her 73-year-old grandma who had recently passed away two days after Christmas.
As a means of cheering her up, Doyle’s friend Carlita Pounder gave her a gift from Build-a-Bear workshop.
In a video that Pounder recorded with her cell phone, Doyle can be seen opening a box and finding a teddy bear dressed all in red – her grandma’s favorite color. The toy had also been named “Babbylicious”, which was the nickname that Doyle had given to her nana.
Finally, Pounder told Doyle to squeeze the bear’s hand.
A loving voicemail that Doyle’s grandma had recorded on her phone some months previously began to play through the teddy bear, and Doyle couldn’t help but break down in tears.
(WATCH the heartwarming video below)
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