There’s no way Mara Soriano’s mother knew her voice would one day grab the attention of one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, but that’s exactly what happened. Before her death, Mara’s mother recorded a message on a recorder and put it inside a teddy bear for her daughter.
“I love you. I’m proud of you. I’ll always be with you,” the recording said.
It was the last way Mara had to hear her mother’s voice, and it was stolen from a Uhaul during a move, along with a backpack and iPad.
A Canadian news station did a story on Mara’s missing bear, and it went viral to the point that Vancouver native Ryan Reynolds saw the post and offered up $5,000 in reward money for it’s safe return.
Well, it worked. Mamabear is home.
“Thank you everyone who searched high and low,” Reynolds on Facebook. “To the person who took the bear, thanks for keeping it safe. Vancouver is awesome.”
Two men turned the bear into the newsroom after allegedly taking it from the original thief.
Although their story is questionable at best, not much else matters now that Mamabear is back with her rightful owner.