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4-year-old girl in search of a bear that has a piece of her late mother

The Build-A-Bear contained a recording of her mother's last heartbeat before she died.
Credit: Goodwill
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TAZEWELL, Tenn. — A 4-year-old girl is in need of help in finding her Build-A-Bear, which has sentimental value, according to radio station 106.3 FM WRIL.

The radio station's Facebook post said her bear contained a recording of her mother's last heartbeat before she died. It was accidentally donated to the Goodwill out of Tazewell. 

The bear is tie-dyed and it is the only thing of her mother's that she has, according to the radio station's post. 

We are following a story out of Tazewell, Tn about a build-a-bear accidentally donated to the local Goodwill which...

Posted by The Big ONE 106.3 FM WRIL on Saturday, April 15, 2023

Goodwill Knoxville, which oversees the Tazewell store, also posted about the bear asking for help to reunite the pair.

Please help our local donor. They accidentally donated a bear that was very sentimental to them and it was sold in our...

Posted by Goodwill Industries-Knoxville on Monday, April 17, 2023
Credit: WRIL

If you have seen this bear or know anyone that has seen it, store employees are asking you to return it to the Tazewell Goodwill. The store's phone number is: (423) 626-1909, according to the Facebook post. 

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