Filipina’s stolen teddy bear with late mom’s voice in it found | Global News

Filipina’s stolen teddy bear with late mom’s voice in it found

/ 09:21 PM July 29, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The stolen teddy bear of a Filipina in Canada that contains a voice recording of her late mother — which drew headlines after Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds offered $5,000 for anyone who can find it — has been found.

According to Mara Soriano, a Filipino based in Vancouver, Canada, the stuffed toy was returned to her by two individuals, with the teddy bear still intact and the voice box safe.

“BREAK OUT THE @AviationGin, @VancityReynolds!!! MAMABEAR IS HOME!!! #FOUNDMARASBEAR,” Mara said in a tweet on Wednesday.


“NOT A SINGLE SCRATCH ON HER! Two kind samaritans returned her to us in a safe space, voice is there, just no glasses!!” she said in another tweet.

The stuffed toy attracted attention after the Deadpool star retweeted requests for Soriano’s bear to be returned, as it contains the voice of her mother who died from cancer in 2019.

Reynolds said he would give the money to anyone who would return the bear to Mara.

“Vancouver: $5,000 to anyone who returns this bear to Mara. Zero questions asked. I think we all need this bear to come home,” Reynolds said in a tweet last Sunday.

On Tuesday, Mara posted the footage of the thief, who stole her bag which had the teddy bear in it, while she and her fiancee were busy preparing for their move to another apartment.

“ACTUAL FOOTAGE OF THE THEFT! When I dropped the bag, my fiance was still in the alley, not inside, so it would have been right beside the uHaul cabin. This happened just after he pulled into the loading bay,” Mara said.

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