The Old Teddy Bear

When Mary was born, her father bought a teddy bear. For many years, the little bear was Mary's confident and she played and slept with him. Mary grew up, but the bear kept on being witness of the secrets that Mary told to him.

One day, Mary brought a friend home and she laughed at Mary when she saw the old teddy bear. She said that Mary seemed a little child.

So Mary, ashamed and angered, asked her mother to throw away that old teddy bear.

So the bear ended in the trash can, crying in silence and thinking in what could he have done for deserving that her owner had felt so much despise for him.
He met another toy, and it said him: "Don't be sad, this is normal. I was only for one year in my owner's home and he thought I was an outmoded toy, and has thrown me away". "One year? I was for 16 years with my Mary!".

Suddenly, a woman that was searching inside the trash can found these two toys, and took them with her.
She brought them to a very poor shack. She gave one of the toys to a child that was playing in the courtyard, and he felt very happy.

She brought the teddy bear to a little girl that was in a small bed. She was very ill, but when she saw the teddy bear, her eyes shone with a special light. Few days later, the little girl was recovered. Her name was Katie.

Katie grew up, and had a child. When her daughter was 6 years old, she gave her the old teddy bear as a present. "Look, my dear daughter, this is a magical bear. My mother said me that he saved my life. Take care of him because he's really old but he will give you very much luck".

And the teddy bear smiled as only teddy bears know.

-Emma Alvarez-

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Berni said...

That is a very sweet tale.

Innocent Warrior said...

Nice Tale, Is this your own creation?

Emma Alvarez said...

Thank you Vic. I'm glad you like it :)

Yes Abhijeet it's mine.

bokjae said...

Hey emma, just drop by to say hello! I too used to have a teddy bear which I kept until I was 25!!!! Nice story!

Emma Alvarez said...

Bokjae,this is great. Near my city there is a museum of toys. Some toys are more than 100 years old. Sure that behind them there are great stories :)

mandi77 said...

Very Sweet story.

Emma Alvarez said...

Thank you Mandi77! :)

James said...

What a great story!

personalised teddy bear

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