Stolen teddy bear with dying mother’s voice returned to daughter after actor Ryan Reynolds and others offered a $15,000 reward
(CNN)A Vancouver woman has been reunited with a teddy bear that has special significance for her.
Mara Soriano’s mother, Marilyn Soriano, 53, died on June 29, 2019, after battling cancer. Mara Soriano said her mom gifted her the bear, which includes a voice-recorded message, shortly before her passing.
During a hectic move last week, the bear was stolen from outside the U-Haul that Soriano and her fiance rented to transport their belongings. It was packed in a bag with other valuables.
On Saturday, after CNN’s news partner CBC reported a story about the missing bear, the search for Soriano’s bear spread quickly across social media and caught the attention of actor Ryan Reynolds.
Reynolds offered a reward of $5,000 for the re… Continue Reading (2 minute read)