28-year-old Mara Soriano's backpack was stolen during a move to Canada. One of the main items taken was a teddy bear that featured the voice of her 53-year-old mother who succumbed to cancer last year. Canadian TV presenter George Stroumboulopoulos and actor Ryan Reynolds each offered $5000 rewards plus lots of other celebrities took to social media asking for the bear’s return.
The push paid off. Tuesday night, Ms Soriano, 28, received a Twitter message from someone claiming to have found the bear.
She met with two men in a restaurant and one of them handed her the bear. Look at this reaction to being reunited with what she calls mama bear.