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