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Woman searching for stolen teddy bear with recording of dying mother's voice

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Woman searches for stolen teddy bear with recording of dying mother's voice. (Photo: Mara Soriano via CNN Newsource)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (SBG) — Celebrities are helping a woman search for a missing teddy bear that contains a recording from her dying mother.

Mara Soriano, a resident in Vancouver, Canada, said it was stolen from her Uhaul during a hectic move.

The teddy bear has a red and white dress with a white jean jacket. Inside the stuffed animal was a recorder with Soriano's mother's final message to her.

"It was so important to me because she had a recording on it that was specifically just for me that said she loved me, she was proud of me, and she'll always be with me," Soriano told CNN. "I hugged it every time I missed her."

Actors Ryan Reynolds, Dan Levy and Zach Braff have all pitched in to help. Reynolds is even offering a $5,000 reward for the bear's safe recovery.

Soriano's mom, Marilyn Soriano, died on June 29, 2019, at the age of 53 after battling cancer. The bear is also sporting black frame glasses just like Marilyn used to wear.

The bear was in a bag with other items, including important documents and expensive electronics.

Vancouver Police tweeted that anyone who has seen the bear should call them at (604) 717-3321. Soriano even set up an email account for those with information.