Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has joined in on the search for a stolen stuffed bear, supplying a $5,000 reward if the bear is came back to its original owner with no questions asked. When Mara Soriano was in the act of moving over the week-end in Vancouver’s West End, an not known thief made off with a backpack containing some of her most valuable possessions. Along with her passport, checkbook, and an iPad, Soriano was robbed of her most prized possession of all — a particular Build-a-Bear named “Mama Bear,” directed at Soriano by her mother before she passed away.
“Christmas of 2017 she had given me this Build-a-Bear with a lovely recording of her saying that she loved me, and that she was proud of me and that she would be with me wherever I was,” Sariano said of the bear, noting it played a genuine recording of her mother’s voice. “I have nothing else from her with her voice from before she got sick that specifically tells me that she loves me, and she’s proud of me, and she’ll always be with me. I listen to it every time I miss her.”
The thievery of Soriano’s backpack did actually have happened in the blink of an eye. While moving, a pal that was on his method to help had called Soriano to let her know he’d been hit by way of a bike. After she “dropped everything” and assisted her friend, Soriano and her fiance realized that the backpack was missing. A police report was immediately filed, and Soriano was able to obtain a look at the crime happening through surveillance footage. “There’s clear footage of him looking around to see if anybody was watching and then he just picked it up and ran into the alley,” she said.
Catching wind of the story, CBC TV reporter Deborah Goble took to Twitter to call for anyone with information regarding the stuffed bear to get hold of her. Soon after, Ryan Reynolds — a Vancouver native — hopped on Twitter aswell to sweeten the pot with a monetary reward. “Vancouver: $5,000 to anyone who returns this bear to Mara. Zero questions asked. I think we all need this bear to come home,” Reynolds notes in his tweet.
Expressing profound gratitude for the help, Soriano also agrees with Reynolds’ notion that what matters most is getting Mama Bear back above all else. “That bear meant everything to me,” she explained. “They can keep everything in that bag. I don’t care about the electronics, I’ll get my passport replaced. No questions asked, please bring back the bear.”
All of us should be able to concur that this bear belongs with Mara, with or with out a monetary reward involved. The bear was last seen on July 24 in a backpack with other personal belongings in the alley behind London Drugs on Davie Street in Vancouver. If anyone with any knowledge of the situation is able to help, it is possible to reach out to Deborah Goble by emailing her at [email protected] Let’s understand this special Mama Bear back to Mara. Details of this story come to us from NEWS 1130.