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Nothing can ever truly bring back those we’ve lost. However, there are many creative ways to keep their spirit alive and provide gentle reminders of their love.

Summer Hammond (@summerhammond) wanted to give her dad a Christmas present to help ease the loss of his mother, who passed away earlier this year. So she went to Build-A-Bear, the company known for making completely customized toys.

Hammond’s father was probably not expecting to get a teddy bear for Christmas. But he was in store for an even bigger—and more heartwarming—surprise with this incredibly thoughtful gift.



In her video posted to TikTok, Summer lets us in on her little secret: that she had her grandmother’s voice put inside the stuffed animal.

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