The bear was in a backpack with all of Mara Soriano’s a lot of valuable belongings and it was stolen Saturday
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130)– When someone took Mara Soriano’s backpack in Vancouver’s West End Friday they took her most precious possession– a bear provided to her by her mother prior to she died.
The bear, which she calls Mom Bear, was in a knapsack with all of Soriano’s the majority of important personal belongings including her passport, her chequebook, and her electronic devices.
” Christmas of 2017 she had provided me this Build-a-Bear with a beautiful recording of her stating that she liked me, which she took pride in me and that she would be with me any place I was. I treasure this bear, I reside in Vancouver now and my whole household remains in Toronto and it’s one of the things that reminds me of house. I have it on my desk, I see it every day,” she informs NEWS 1130.
” I have nothing else from her with her voice from prior to she got ill that specifically tells me that she enjoys me, and she takes pride in me, and she’ll always be with me. I listen to it whenever I miss her.”
In addition to having a recording of her mom’s voice the bear was designed to evoke the memory of her mom.
” It’s dressed like her. She wore these black wire-framed glasses all the time and the bear has them also. So she’s Mother Bear to me”
— mara soriano (@drawmaradraw) July 25, 2020
The search for the bear has gotten the attention of a Vancouver-born celeb who is offering a $5,000 reward.
” I couldn’t sleep at all last night after the loss and all day today I have actually just been shaking. I’ve been searching in alleys and dumpsters and have actually been trying to get the word out. Discovering out that it got to someone like Ryan Reynolds and he’s retweeting it therefore numerous people have actually seen it is simply so shocking to me. I never believed it ‘d blow up to this point and I’m simply so unbelievably grateful.”
Vancouver: $5,000 to anyone who returns this bear to Mara. Absolutely no concerns asked. I believe we all require this bear to come home. https://t.co/L4teoxoY50
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) July 25, 2020
Soriano says her knapsack was taken when she was moving from one West End apartment to another Friday around midday. A pal who was fulfilling her to help with the move called her and said he ‘d been struck by a bike.
” I dropped everything next to the U-Haul and then I ran to an Evo and went to drive toward him,” she discusses.
When Soriano and her future husband were unpacking she realized the knapsack was gone. She made a police report and examined the monitoring video footage from exterior of the structure.
” There’s clear video footage of him taking a look around to see if anyone was seeing and then he just picked it up and ran into the alley,” she says.
She wants whoever took the backpack to know Mom Bear is the only thing she wants back.
” That bear indicated everything to me. They can keep whatever in that bag. I do not care about the electronic devices, I’ll get my passport changed. No questions asked, please restore the bear.”
The Vancouver Cops Department is asking anyone who has information or discovers the bear to call them at 604-717-3321