The Christmas Miracle Gift: the restored childhood teddybear (video)
What happens when a guy decides to give a girl the ultimate gift? He takes her tattered childhood teddy bear and restores it. He searches for the worn and destroyed parts by getting some other Teddy Bears. And then she opens the gift and sees a teddy bear — but notices what it really is.
Most adults (and teens) have some object from their childhood that meant a lot to them. And eventually, like most things in life, it’s gone forever, part of another time, another world. But what it suddenly returns, restored to its nearly pristine, former glory. You get this:
UPDATE: 7 News’ website has an excellent article on this. Here’ part of it:
Vas Alli gave a Christmas present to Jessica Crawford in 2012 that was pretty special: an engagement ring. It was hard to beat that, so for 2013, the New Jersey native decided to travel down a different gift-giving route.
Before Crawford was born, her mother received a teddy bear as a baby shower gift. The stuffed animal came to be known as Whitey. As a kid, Crawford loved this toy.
But the wear and tear that teddy bears go through eventually caught up with Whitey, and he became disfigured, losing half of his stuffing in the process.
Alli sprung into action and took the bear to the Secaucus Doll and Teddy Bear Hospital. The company repairs stuffed animals and other toys. According to the Hudson Reporter, Luis and Ana Casas of Bogota, Colombia, started the company seven years ago.
“No patients ever die here,” Ana once told a customer, as reported by the paper. “They always go home healed and looking fit.”
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