How much would you spend in reuniting your child with a lost teddy???

June 14, 2008 6:53am CST
If your child were to accidentally leave their favourite teddy at an airport, how much would you pay to have the teddy returned?? http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1318276,00.html One couple spent £1,000 to try and get their daughter's stranded teddy from Spain. The bear named Orange Ted was left at Gerona airport after a family holiday. Jaimee Armstrong, seven, has been unable to sleep without her missing 50-year-old best friend who has been in the family for years. Parents Deb and Dan spent their time and money to bring home the missing family member. Mrs Armstrong, 45, said: "One thing is absolutely certain. He is never leaving the country again."
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@ellie333 (21018)
14 Jun 08
As this teddy bear had been in the family for over fifty years it obviously had great sentimental value to all but I think maybe a £1000 was a bit excessive but I would do all I could to reunite within reason I suppose. If money was no object of course I would pay that to get back but I would be practical too and find a replacement. It would also be a hard lesson in life for the child but it may get them to take more care of their items in the future. I would now like to share a poem I wrote when I was eight years old about my teddy bear. I hope you enjoy. Teddy Bear. soft and cuddly, comforting, someone to turn to when the weather is rain, a shoulder to cry on, to shout at, to love, seeming sometimes greater than people you love. Always there, never strays, you go way but he stays, you love him so deeply, hate him at times, but that poor little teddy bear he never minds. Ellie :D
@ellie333 (21018)
11 Sep 08
Thank you Cinderella, I hope you liked the poem. I am extra busy with the new puppy at present so not on the Lot as often as I used to be but I am trying to catch up as and when I can. Huggles. Ellie :D
11 Sep 08
Yes the poem was lovely. Yes I can imagine how much fun and trouble you are having with little pup, especially if he keeps on escaping through those safety gates!!! lol Take care and hope your not away for too long x
@gemini_rose (16268)
16 Sep 08
In my daughters case if she left anything behind then it would be her "manky" (Blanket). I would have to get it back because there is no way she could sleep without it, that is definately her comfort thing. If it had been left at an airport in another country then my hubby would use it as an excuse to go back over! He would definately go and fetch it, so it would cost us whatever a flight there and back would be!
16 Sep 08
Yes you cant lose manky!! Its bizarre how a comfort thing cant be replaced by another even if it is the same!! Im planning on giving my children (when I have them) terry blankets, something that is easy to get hold off if it becomes lost or damaged. Also something that is easy to wash!! When I was in nursery some of the blankets the kids had were ridiculous!! Some of them would stuff a corner in their mouth and I mean stuff it in their mouth. It looked like they were going to eat the whole thing!! I dont think hubby would need an excuse to go back, he would probably leave it on purpose so he could go back!! ha ha
@nupats (3564)
• India
14 Jun 08
hi dear...tht couple sure must have been veeerrryyy rich..i would rather buy my kid a new teddy bear and after all she was just a kid they could have lured her for some other and probably bigger and better teddy bear..i can understand tht she had sentiments attached to th teddy but still i feel this is criminal wastage of money..it takes lot of hard work to earn..only one comment: They are so rich that they dont know what to do with so much money...have a nice day...
14 Jun 08
The teddy had been in the family for years and had been passed down to her so not only is it sentimental to her, but also the family. I wouldn't have allowed my daughter to take a teddy that meant so much on holiday, i would have suggested she brought another one or pack it in the suitcase so it doesn't get lost/left behind!! It just shows what people will spend their money on to get something back!! you never now, other family members may have contributed to the payment to ensure the safety return of the family ted!!
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@Gemmygirl1 (2868)
• Australia
16 Jun 08
Well, i figured that since it was left in an airport, chances are someone would find it & it would go in to the lost & found, so all you'd have to do is call the airport & ask if it had been put in the lost & found, if it had, ask them how much it would cost for them to send it back to you. For them to have paid 1000 GBP though, this teddy bear may very well have had some sentimental value for more than just the child. Especially since it had been through so many generations, so if it was important to others & not just the child then it might be worth the effort. 1000 GBP is about 2500 AUD so a lot more than i could afford for a child's teddy bear - even if it was special to me too - although i cant imagine anything costing that kid of money just to have posted back to me - even in another country!