Un ourson remis après la promesse d’une récompense de 10 000 $

A teddy bear given after the promise of a reward of $ 10,000

A Vancouverite has discovered her teddy bear, which comprises a message from her late mom, after celebrities touched by her story promised a $ 10,000 reward in alternate for the irreplaceable teddy bear.

The cub, who went lacking for 4 days, comprises a recorded message from the mom of Mara Soriano, who died of most cancers final 12 months on the age of 53.

The 28-year-old says two strangers gave her her teddy bear on Tuesday night time and gave them some cash within the hopes that the promised reward can be handed to them later.

The story of Mara Soriano, relayed on social media, has moved many. It additionally caught the eye of Vancouver actor Ryan Reynolds, who on Twitter promised a $ 5,000 reward in alternate for the plush. Canadian TV host George Stroumboulopoulos then stated he would return the identical quantity if the bear was returned.

Stolen by a passerby

Mara Soriano had misplaced her teddy bear throughout her transfer final Friday within the West Finish. She was emptying the truck when a pal who was supposed to return assist her known as to inform her he was injured whereas on his bike. The younger girl then instantly put down the bag she was holding and rushed to assist her. Photographs captured by a constructing surveillance digicam later confirmed {that a} passer-by had taken the bag containing the stuffed animal.

Mara Soriano’s story has caught the eye of 1000’s of individuals on social media.

Une femme tient un ours en peluche et sourit.

The 2 individuals who handed MamaBear to Mara Soriano say they discovered it with the identical man in Strathcona Park. They do not need their identification given, which does not hassle Ms. Soriano. She explains that her teddy bear is in excellent situation and nonetheless comfortable to the contact. The one factor she misses is her pair of glasses, however the younger girl doesn’t thoughts, since MamaBear has come dwelling.

Mara Soriano has lived in Vancouver for 5 years, after dwelling in Toronto. She was born within the Philippines and says the message in MamaBear says I really like you in her native language.

With info from Liam Britten, Deborah Gobble and Yvette Brend, CBC

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