Please help me find my best friend of 26 years!
Pastel Pink teddy Bear
Hi! My name is Dakota and I’m writing here to see if you could help me.
I’m 26 years old. When I was born in 1994, my grandpa (he has since passed) bought me my Teddy. I carried Teddy with me through life, he was my best friend in the entire world. Long story short, evil stepmother threw him away while I was away at school because I was "too old for stuffed animals". I’ve attached the only pictures I have of us below. I spoke with GUND and they confirmed him as a Karitas Tender Teddy in 1994 and said he came in blue and pink.
Through my own research, I've found that that particular bear came out in 1983, but my teddy was purchased by my grandfather in the hospital gift shop in NY in 1994.
I would estimate he is between 13.5-15 inches tall. He is a pastel pink color. His material was not silky, it was more rough and his limbs and arms were stiff and not bendable or floppy. He did not have a mouth. He may have originally had a ribbon but as far back as I remember he didn't have one. These are the best pictures I can find of him. I know it’s a shot in the dark here, but I appreciate any help in finding my best friend of 26 years <3 Thank you so much in advance :)