Boy reunited with beloved bear

Oh the power of social media. A little boy was reunited with his beloved teddy bear after dropping him while watching the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train in Lacombe on Tuesday.

Oh the power of social media.

A little boy was reunited with his beloved teddy bear after dropping him while watching the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train in Lacombe on Tuesday.

It’s the kind of story that tugs at your heartstrings.

Dave Megee thought his son Matthew’s bear was gone for good when he noticed the furry stuffed animal was not with his son when they returned home.

Megee, who works at CP Rail, went back to the tracks the next day but had no luck finding the beloved toy.

Megee said his son has had the bear since he was a baby and it went everywhere with the family.

“He was really upset and cried for an hour,” said Megee. “We had some milk and cookies and watched cartoons.”

Megee said the odds of finding the beloved toy were next to none.

But a little Christmas magic was on their side as friends called to say the bear was no longer MIA on Wednesday.

In fact the teddy bear was found hanging out with the staff at Sunny FM in Lacombe.

A radio listener had found the teddy bear and brought it into the station about 9 a.m.

“I orginally told my son the train people found the bear and it’s on Canada wide train trip with the holiday train,” said Megee. “He was smiling from ear to ear when I told him.”

Gabby Wilton, Sunny FM administration assistant, said they wanted to reunite the bear with its owner so they decided to have some fun. Staff posed for pictures with the teddy bear throughout the day and posted the photos on Facebook.

“We had a lot of fun with it,” said Wilton. “We get things brought in all the time but nothing as quite as sentimental as a little bear.”

It took off like wildfire on Facebook with some 500 shares on the missing teddy bear.

“It’s a beautiful thing,” said Megee. “They say the nice in people is dying. It’s nice to see the community come together even if it is something as small as a teddy bear. It means a lot to me and my son.”

crhyno@bprda.wpengine.com

Just Posted

Body of deceased man found in Red Deer’s Coronation Park

Police haven’t yet determined cause of death

Red Deer area businesses recognized at Business of the Year Awards night

“It’s an honour just to be nominated.” The popular words echoed throughout… Continue reading

Child sex offender should get 12 years: Crown prosecutor

Stuart Peter Hunt has pleaded guilty to 10 child sexual exploitation and pornography charges

Legalizing cannabis cost estimate for Red Deer just under $400k

Although the province of Alberta has announced $11.2 million for cannabis legalization,… Continue reading

WATCH: Two weeks away from Canadian Finals Rodeo in Red Deer

In just two weeks, Ponoka’s Shayna Weir will compete with the best… Continue reading

Film with Fan Bingbing, Bruce Willis cancelled after tax case

BEIJING — The director of “Air Strike,” featuring Chinese actress Fan Bingbing,… Continue reading

Michael Buble shuts down rumours of retirement from music

LOS ANGELES — Michael Buble is shutting down rumours that he’s going… Continue reading

After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

MONTREAL — Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada’s… Continue reading

Facebook’s election ‘war room’ takes aim at fake information

MENLO PARK, Calif. — In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook’s expansive… Continue reading

Military to overhaul morale-boosting trips after review finds serious problems

OTTAWA — Canada’s top general is overhauling military morale-boosting tours after an… Continue reading

Police hand out a few hefty fines for allegedly violating Cannabis Act

The celebratory mood that marked the legalization of recreational cannabis lost a… Continue reading

PHOTO: Say goodbye to City Hall Park flowers

A sure sign that winter is on its way is when City… Continue reading

PHOTO: Chew On This! campaign draws attention to national poverty

Lunch bags were being handed out in front of The Hub downtown… Continue reading

Most Read