Some Christmas gifts will bring you to tears.
Especially this teddy bear given by two daughters to their father. By pressing a button on the bear, a very special voicemail from their late grandmother plays.
North Carolina-based Twitter user Melia, who goes by @meliatinnin, said her dad had kept the treasured voicemail on his phone, but his daughters found a different way to preserve it.
"My dad refuses to get an iphone because a voicemail from his mom that passed away won’t transfer from an android," she tweeted, "so me and my sister put it in a bear. merry christmas dad."
my dad refuses to get an iphone because a voicemail from his mom that passed away won’t transfer from an android, so me and my sister put it in a bear. merry christmas dad pic.twitter.com/m1yOOawWO9
— melia (@meliatinnin) December 25, 2018
The post sparked quite the reaction on social media, clocking in over 3 million views on Twitter. Yeah, everyone was pretty emotional.
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As soon as he put the bear to his forehead. pic.twitter.com/x9vlNrHszQ
— down came the chimney was old Saint Dick! (@stfuKj) December 26, 2018
This is THE MOST precious thing I’ve ever seen
— Gracie (@Gacie5) December 25, 2018
So, so thoughtful.
— picabelle (@picabelle) December 26, 2018
These damn videos get me every time pic.twitter.com/KwCPAvNBXq
— K A T H Y 🦄 (@bigsexyxo) December 26, 2018
The viral video prompted other folks on Twitter who had lost a loved one to share their own experiences with holding on to messaging and voicemails.
I still refuse to clear my FB messenger history because my grandfathers last messages to me. Hits super hard that it says “can’t reply to message” even though I know he wouldn’t. pic.twitter.com/oiTQ2c4vIR
— pitty_patty76 (@tpatt76) December 26, 2018
This isn't the only instance of family members lovingly preserving a precious voicemail in a teddy bear this Christmas. California-based Twitter user @britmgarcia posted a heartbreaking video showing her mother opening a gifted Build-A-Bear, which commemorated her late brother with a police uniform and installed voice recording.
It's truly moving.
My little brother died in the beginning of October, for Christmas I got my parents a build a bear in a police uniform (he was a cop) with his voice❤️💔 pic.twitter.com/KRzXPImhAB
— ✨𝓑𝓻𝓲𝓽𝓽𝓪𝓷𝔂✨ (@britmgarcia) December 24, 2018
Dealing with grief and loss at Christmas time is unimaginably difficult. Every little thought helps, especially if it's hidden in a teddy bear.