The stolen teddy bear with the voice of the dying mother has been returned after actor Ryan Reynolds, the celebrities offered a reward of $ 15,000

The stolen teddy bear with the voice of the dying mother has been returned after actor Ryan Reynolds, the celebrities offered a reward of $ 15,000

Mara Soriano’s mother, Marilyn Soriano, 53, died on June 29, 2019 after battling cancer. Mara Soriano said her mother gave her the bear, which includes a voice-recorded message, shortly before she passed away.

During a hectic move last week, the bear was stolen outside the U-Haul which Soriano and his fiancé rented to transport their belongings. It was packed in a bag with other valuables.
Saturday, after CNN news partner CBC reported a story about the missing bear, Soriano’s bear search quickly spread through social media and caught the attention of actor Ryan Reynolds.
Reynolds offered a $ 5,000 reward for the bear’s return. Other celebrities included Dan Levy i Zach Braff he tweeted his feelings in hopes of reuniting Soriano with the bear.
Following Reynolds’ offer, Soriano told CNN on Thursday that Canadian television and radio George Stroumboulopoulos i Kraft peanut butter each included $ 5,000, bringing the total reward to $ 15,000.

In a tweet Wednesday, Soriano said the bear had been returned to him by two good Samaritans “without a scratch on his” and the voice box intact. The only thing missing were the bear glasses, a replica of the ones his mother wore.

“It honestly means everything to me,” Soriano said. “There was a part of me that I thought I would never see again, for sure. It’s a big city, there were so many places it could have been, it was like trying to find a needle in a barn.”

“Now that I have her (the bear), I just feel a little more hopeful and a little brighter,” she said. “Every time I look at this bear now it’s just a reminder that my mother is always with me always, that she will always come back to me.”

“In happier news … thanks to everyone who searched for ups and downs” Reynolds tweeted Wednesday “To the person who brought the bear, thank you for keeping it safe. Vancouver is awesome.”

According to the CBC, security footage of Soriano’s apartment building revealed a man carrying the bag with his valuables. The men who returned his bear told Soriano that they found him in a nearby park.

Soriano spoke to Reynolds on Wednesday and said he collected the reward money from the men who found the bear. He said he is in contact with Stroumboulopoulos and Kraft Peanut Butter to get the Good Samaritans their full reward.

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