“Mara, I love you, I’m so proud of you, I’ll always be with you.”
Those words, contained in a voice recording in a plush bear, are the last thing Vancouver’s Mara Soriano had of her mother who died of cancer last year.
Now they’re gone — pilfered by an opportunistic thief on Friday — and Soriano is pleading with the city to help her find her keepsake.
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Ryan Reynolds, perhaps the city’s best-known celebrity export, has even offered to help.
Until Friday, Soriano had kept the bear safely at home, relying on it to give her comfort in tough times or when she missed her family in Ontario.