After a woman issued an online plea to help find her stolen teddy-bear, actor Ryan Reynolds stepped in. Now, it looks like there's been a heartwarming update...
Most of us can agree that Ryan Reynolds is one of the most beloved faces in Hollywood.
via: GettyThe 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...
via: GettyWhether 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...
via: GettyAnd that's life as a father.
The Reynolds share 3 children together...
via: GettyInez, 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.
Being a Dad isn't just about eating a huge bag of gummy-bears as your wife gives birth. It means being comfortable with the word hero.— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1497804202.0
Who remembers this iconic tweet?
He has a point... Fire is very hot.
I'd walk through fire for my daughter. Well not FIRE, because it's dangerous. But a super humid room. But not too humid, because my hair.— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1441992788.0
And we all remember the Disneyland Tweet.
So cruel, yet so brilliant at the same time.
Went to Disneyland because my daughter's obsessed with Mickey Mouse. She was so excited when I got home and told her.— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1485793308.0
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.
LOVE dressing my daughter in baby clothes. The itsy-bitsy pink pajamas. The tiny white socks. The black leather mask. Cuteness overload!— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1434165545.0
We love your honesty, Ryan.
You'd be lying if you hadn't thought the same about your 6-month-old's art pieces.
My daughter's only 6 months old and already drawing. I'd hang it on the fridge but honestly, it's absolute garbage.— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1434717736.0
And most of us will have had one of these moments...
A true voice for all exhausted, sleep-deprived parents out there.
Nothing better than spending an entire morning staring into my baby daughter's eyes, whispering, "I can't do this".— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1440599049.0
But, all hilarious Tweets aside, Ryan knows more than anyone the importance of family...
via: GettyAnd, this week, he has demonstrated this in the most beautiful of ways.
The actor extended a helping hand to a woman in need.
via: GettyTwenty-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 was desperate to get it back.
Now, I know what you're thinking...
via: GettyA 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."
@CBCDeborahGoble Thank you so much Deborah for spreading the news, getting the word out helps. Here is a picture of… https://t.co/6y49NF34qV— mara soriano (@mara soriano)1595721480.0
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."
If you see this missing bear in the west end please email Deborah.Goble@cbc.ca It was in a herschel back pack when… https://t.co/lAvRKFmOLG— Deborah Goble (@Deborah Goble)1595697985.0
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.
@CBCDeborahGoble I hope that whoever took this bear, some how hears how precious this bear is to Mara and returns i… https://t.co/N3tjcDjCqh— gail briones (@gail briones)1595720124.0
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."
Vancouver: $5,000 to anyone who returns this bear to Mara. Zero questions asked. I think we all need this bear to c… https://t.co/ubZ3w7SDyn— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1595719249.0
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."
@elkandjackfish @VancityReynolds from the bottom of my heart, thank you for that kind message. I have been devastat… https://t.co/3ys40mLb38— mara soriano (@mara soriano)1595723064.0
Thanks to the actor stepping in, the teddy has been found!
@CBCDeborahGoble @drawmaradraw @AviationGin @VancityReynolds Celebrating this! Yay! What wonderful news!!!— Megan Batchelor (@Megan Batchelor)1596004600.0
The heartwarming announcement was made on Twitter.
Everyone was elated that she has finally been reunited with the irreplaceable teddy.
BREAK OUT THE @AviationGin, @VancityReynolds!!! MAMABEAR IS HOME!!! #FOUNDMARASBEAR https://t.co/9yxTsiKWYd— mara soriano (@mara soriano)1596004143.0
2 good samaritans reportedly returned the bear to its rightful owner.
Mara looked visibly emotional as she reunited with the stuffed bear.
VIDEO: @drawmaradraw has been reunited with her teddy bear that contains her late mother’s voice. Says two good sam… https://t.co/SPvvljFviq— Dan Burritt (@Dan Burritt)1596009115.0
It's nice to get some uplifting news for a change.
We all need that bit of positivity right now.
@SAndersonshpk @drawmaradraw @AviationGin @VancityReynolds I don’t know about you, but I really needed this tonight.— SHEteach (@SHEteach)1596006177.0
Such amazing news.
For more on the generosity of the Reyonlds, keep scrolling to hear what he did for a local foodbank during the coronavirus pandemic...
@drawmaradraw @AviationGin @VancityReynolds I'M NOT CRYING..... 🥺 I'm so happy this actually worked out, this is so heartwarming— jessica a. m. 🌧 (@jessica a. m. 🌧)1596005237.0