Daughters hide precious voicemail in Christmas teddy bear for their dad

 mashable.com  12/27/2018 01:05:18   Shannon Connellan

Some Christmas gifts will bring you to tears.

Especially this teddy bear given by two daughters to their father. By pressing a button on the bear, a very special voicemail from their late grandmother plays.

North Carolina-based Twitter user Melia, who goes by @meliatinnin, said her dad had kept the treasured voicemail on his phone, but his daughters found a different way to preserve it.

"My dad refuses to get an iphone because a voicemail from his mom that passed away won’t transfer from an android," she tweeted, "so me and my sister put it in a bear. merry christmas dad."

my dad refuses to get an iphone because a voicemail from his mom that passed away won’t transfer from an android, so me and my sister put it in a bear. merry christmas dad pic.twitter.com/m1yOOawWO9

— melia (@meliatinnin) December 25, 2018

The post sparked quite the reaction on social media, clocking in over 3 million views on Twitter. Yeah, everyone was pretty emotional.

So, so thoughtful.

— picabelle (@picabelle) December 26, 2018

The viral video prompted other folks on Twitter who had lost a loved one to share their own experiences with holding on to messaging and voicemails.

I still refuse to clear my FB messenger history because my grandfathers last messages to me. Hits super hard that it says “can’t reply to message” even though I know he wouldn’t. pic.twitter.com/oiTQ2c4vIR

— pitty_patty76 (@tpatt76) December 26, 2018

This isn't the only instance of family members lovingly preserving a precious voicemail in a teddy bear this Christmas. California-based Twitter user @britmgarcia posted a heartbreaking video showing her mother opening a gifted Build-A-Bear, which commemorated her late brother with a police uniform and installed voice recording.

It's truly moving.

My little brother died in the beginning of October, for Christmas I got my parents a build a bear in a police uniform (he was a cop) with his voice❤️💔 pic.twitter.com/KRzXPImhAB

— ✨𝓑𝓻𝓲𝓽𝓽𝓪𝓷𝔂✨ (@britmgarcia) December 24, 2018

Dealing with grief and loss at Christmas time is unimaginably difficult. Every little thought helps, especially if it's hidden in a teddy bear.

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