Ryan Reynolds is offering R82 000 for a lost teddy bear – no questions asked!

Ryan Reynolds (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)
Ryan Reynolds (Photo: Getty/Gallo Images)

Ryan Reynolds aka Deadpool to the rescue!

It looks as if the 43-year-old is putting his fictional superhero powers to the test in a bid to help a woman recover a lost teddy bear.

This isn’t any ordinary stuffed animal. It belonged to Mara Soriano (28) from Canada and was fitted with a recording device that replayed her late mother’s voice who died in June 2019 from cancer, according to TIME.

Whenever Mara squeezed the bear it would play the audio of her mother’s voice, “I love you I’m proud of you, I’ll always be with you,” which was recorded shortly before she went to a hospice, Pop Culture reports.

“At hospice her voice was different. Much softer. Not the mom I grew up with. That bear is the last memory I have of her speaking in her normal voice,” Mara recalled.

Mara lost the endearing gift while she and her fiancée were moving apartments. It was in her backpack which contained other valuables such as citizen documents, an iPad and a Nintendo Swatch.

While she suspects that the backpack was stolen, she’s heartbroken about losing the bear because of its sentimental value.

“It just makes me feel devastated. I'm absolutely crushed,” Mara told CBC.

Taking to his Twitter account, Ryan retweeted the post for the teddy bear’s safe return and turned things up a notch by offering a $5000 (around R82 000) reward for its return, NY Post reports.

“$5,000 to anyone who returns this bear to Mara. Zero questions asked. I think we all need this bear to come home,” he captioned the retweet.

The post has since garnered 335 000 likes and 97 000 retweets, with many users applauding Ryan for using his platform to spread the word and calling for the safe return of the prized stuffed animal.

Sources: TIME, Pop Culture, CBC, NY Post, Twitter


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