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Most valuable teddy bear

Most valuable teddy bear

yureku_the_potato

That is a beautiful idea


NickiP5150

We did this for my bff since elementary school when after years of trying she finally conceived. Her father passed years ago. We took one of Don's (deceased) shirts and made a small teddy for her daughter Addy.


mealteamsixty

Damn, his shirt was deceased, too?


Bitter-Marsupial

The idea of it being a t-shirt died the moment it was remade into a bear


Solaris-Scutum

Did we need to know Don’s name?


_Thing2_

Yes, yes we did


couldyoufuck1ingnot

Omg my heart. What a beautiful way for him to be remembered.


Justobservingweirdos

I made a pillow for my son out of his grandfathers shirt. He passed while I was pregnant. He still has it on his bed.


uglylilnigg

[everybody liked that]


BreadyStinellis

My aunt makes these. My dad's bear still smells like him and it's awesome.


xndrmrrsn

Cute idea, but none of the fabric patterns match the photographs.


elizahan

Thanks, I thought I was getting blind


AFeverOfStingrays

Same, I was so confused


M88L8

Maybe the idea was that grandpa always wore those kinds of shirts


land_of_no_one

Thought the same. You Sir are really a sir, sir. Ty


Periwinkledot

Yes, or maybe the ones used were what the mother managed to get from grandpa's closet when he passed. (Maybe grandpa died years after the pics were shot)


highway_40

I spent so long trying to find a match between the fabric on the bear and the shirts!


lorqvonray94

my first thought too. sweet idea and it would probably be a massive pain to find pics of him in each of the shirts but this is kind of a weird way of explaining the bear


witty_user_ID

Thank you!


WhereAvailable

I was thinking the same thing. Was looking through the comments to see if anybody else noticed.


Financial-Success-95

Carl Ruiner, everybody. I bet you’re fun at parties.


tedlyb

My fiancée makes bears and quilts from loved ones clothes. It’s really something seeing people’s reactions to them.


dicksilhouette

I got a pillow made out of one of my Nana’s old shirts. Never getting rid of that thing. I will say the execution on the teddy bear is wayyyy better than on the pillow I have though lol


bigotis

My mother-in-law passed away ten years ago due to Alzheimers. She was the sweetest, kindest, gentlest person I'd ever met. She had a faux fur winter coat she wore for years and after she passed away, my wife had it made into a teddy bear. It sits next to our bed and every night when I go to bed, I see it and I can still hear her tittering laugh. Also..... My sister-in-laws mother recently assed away. She was a farmer and was heavily involved in our states dairy council. My sister-in-law is having the same person make seven teddy bears for her and her siblings made out of t-shirts her mother wore that had various dairy council messages on them. The message on each bear will be across it's belly.


myMakeupAccountBE

It's making me cry


pinkmoon385

Is someone chopping onions again?


luciferio20193

My grandmother did something similar with my grandfathers shirts, however i never got to meet him since i only met my father the year after my grandfather passed away. So it just kind of sits on my dresser. I'm still not sure how to feel about it.


LibbyLibbyLibby

Loved; you should feel loved.


RunRunRabbitRunovich

That’s beautiful 🥰


FluffyDiscipline

That is the most priceless gift...


Occufood

Thanks for making me ugly cry at work!


Gigibop

what is a teddy bear thanksgiving? I see the bear in the first photo, but not in the other ones


619xWelder

Wish we did this with my grandpas clothes. He always wore Hawaiian shirts.


DiamondEtho

Sorry I’m incredibly stupid why is it so valuable?


ImVeryUnimaginative

It's made out of OP's Grandpa's shirts


DiamondEtho

Ah I see ok cool


Delivery_Content

The sideburns on that man!


Eisenkopf69

This will last forever.


Infinite_Chicken1968

A sister of mine had a memory bear made from her sadly now dead3, husbands shirts. I think that they are a smashing idea.


Kittie_Kween

I would love this. I'll always remember the smell of my grandfather, his smell is of hugs and I miss it. Sometimes when I go for a walk I will catch someone with the same smell and it makes me really happy.


Cvirus22

Things I wish I had thought of before my dad died. This is amazing.


Principle7339

that’s so sweet


Le-dogs

I have one for my grandpa


AnimatorSmooth7883

Adorable


Listan83

More like made me cry


LiveNeedleworker2925

Right in the feels...


Enteito

Made me smile? More like Made me Fucking Cry


mojomonkey1

I got one made for my grandma that passed. Most precious thing I own.


galdrinn

My Mom did this for my family when my Grandpa passed away. Used a shirts he used to wear, so it still smells like him. I keep it on display. It’s a great reminder of my Grandpa.


NoFuture355

If you really think about it it is kinda creepy


JessicaRCannibal


ThatOneHistoryFan

My mom has one for all her sister with her dad’s favorite shirts


2344twinsmom

My mom did this with my dad's clothing after he died. All grandchildren who had a relationship with him (I have a nephew who was born later) received a bear. We call them Papa Bears.


SnooRevelations5885

How special. Grandparents are some of the most amazing humans we meet in our lifetime and we don’t always realize how lucky we are to have them. Super sweet post. I would sleep with it every night


mparker684

I’ve got one of those of my grandpas shirts and it’s my most prized possession. I used to sit on his lap after he got home from work and showered and we would watch looney tunes. Still faintly has his smell.


JadiTheUnicorn

So sweet. I love this idea, hope I could make it as well from my grandpa’s old shirts. (ugh, someone’s cutting onions again)


greatfulydead69

This is so sweet. I'm getting misty..


MadRacerJack

My mum made me and my little brother (I'm 14 he's 11) one of those each, but in a tortoise shape since we have a pet tortoise. He passed January last year, I keep it on me at all times.


mypitssmelllikesoup

Cue me crying like a big ugly baby.


Hornor72

Made me cry


Newman1911a1

Aw man... my eyes... they're leaking.


mellopax

My mom did this for us when my Opa (her father) died. Luckily, he had a lot of shop shirts, so it's made of sturdy material to last a while. I found something when I was trying to cut back on crap in my basement the other day. It was something he gave to me once with a big shit-eating grin on his face. I looked it it and had no idea what it was. He explained it was a car horn. I still didn't figure it out until he pointed to the "Made in France" and said "It's a French Horn." (For context, I played French Horn in High School and college). It's still my favorite story about him and something I will keep forever (and probably confuse one of my kids going through my stuff after I die).


Harrylime68notaguy

I love it


Financial-Success-95

O jeez. I had to read the comments to realize what was happening and now I’m sad and happy and need to go to bed.


SushiMuchWow

🥺❤️ I’m not crying..


Cheddarlicious

My heart…


aa_vele_ho_ja_re

Such a creative mom


Safe_Bison_4598

Made me smile


beansmclean

i just had three made for my boys from my old military uniform (ABUs). huge ! $60 each.. worth it..hope they pass onto their kids.


energy4anarchy

Damn!!!


tknames

Man, I don’t come here to cry.