Ryan Reynolds Offers $5,000 Reward for Woman's Stolen Stuffed Bear | 22 Words

After a woman issued an online plea to help find her stolen teddy-bear, actor Ryan Reynolds stepped in with a remarkable offer...

I think most of us can agree that Ryan Reynolds is one of the most beloved faces in Hollywood.

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The actor, who has starred in an array of blockbusters throughout the last few decades, has gained a strong fan base for his loveable, yet hilarious personality.

Ryan is always cracking a joke...

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Whether it be making fun out of his wife, Blake Lively, or hosting mock arguments with his friend, Hugh Jackman, Ryan's jokes are always on top form.

And, putting bad photos of his wife to one side, there's something else that Ryan frequently cracks jokes about...

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And that's life as a father.

The Reynolds share 3 children together...

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Inez, James, and Betty Reynolds.

So, of course, fatherhood has become the butt of his many jokes.

Over the years, many of Ryan's hilarious tweets about being a parent have gone viral because, well, they're just so damn relatable.

Who remembers this iconic tweet?

He has a point... Fire is very hot.

And we all remember the Disneyland Tweet.

So cruel, yet so brilliant at the same time.

Ryan loves making jokes about abandoning his daughter...

Don't worry, they are only jokes... I think.

Every dad knows the pleasure of dressing their little girls in cute pink dresses...

And black leather masks, of course.

We love your honesty, Ryan.

You'd be lying if you hadn't thought the same about your 6-month-old's art pieces.

And most of us will have had one of these moments...

A true voice for all exhausted, sleep-deprived parents out there.

But, all hilarious Tweets aside, Ryan knows more than anyone the importance of family...

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And, this week, he has demonstrated this in the most beautiful of ways.

The actor has extended a helping hand to a woman in need.

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Twenty-eight-year-old Mara Soriano, from Vancouver, recently had her teddy bear stolen while she and her fiancé were unloading a U-Haul van in the city, and she is desperate to get it back.

Now, I know what you're thinking...

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A grown woman, appealing for a teddy bear? Seems a bit strange, right?

But it turns out that this stuffed toy holds with it a lot of sentimental value.

Soriano's mother, Marilyn Soriano, sadly died last year aged only fifty-three, and, shortly after she went into a hospice, her voice had been recorded and placed inside the custom-made teddy.

When squeezed, the teddy speaks in Maria's voice:

"I love you I'm proud of you, I'll always be with you."

So, as you can see, this is no ordinary bear.

News quickly spread about the stolen bear, and CBC reporter, Deborah Goble, shared a photo of the teddy on Twitter, writing: "If you see this missing bear in the west end please email Deborah.Goble@cbc.ca It was in a Herschel backpack when stolen along with an iPad. Mara, the owner says it has her mom’s voice inside saying, ‘I love you I’m proud of you, I’ll always be with you. Her mom died last year."

Her post gained a lot of traction...

And it didn't take long for the Vancouver-born Reynolds to get wind of the heartwrenching story.

The actor reposted Goble's Twitter plea...

Alongside a very generous reward for anyone who is able to locate the bear. He wrote: "Vancouver: $5,000 to anyone who returns this bear to Mara. Zero questions asked. I think we all need this bear to come home."

Since sharing, Ryan's post has gained over 300,000 likes...

And, incredibly so, over 90,000 retweets. Mara expressed her gratitude, writing: "From the bottom of my heart, thank you for that kind message. I have been devastated since the theft and this message was so heartwarming. There is good in the world." Let's just hope that Mara can be reunited with her bear soon. For more on the generosity of the actor, keep scrolling to hear what he did for a local foodbank during the coronavirus pandemic...