Most valuable teddy bear
By - Kaos2018
That is a beautiful idea
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.
Damn, his shirt was deceased, too?
The idea of it being a t-shirt died the moment it was remade into a bear
Did we need to know Don’s name?
Yes, yes we did
Omg my heart. What a beautiful way for him to be remembered.
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.
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My aunt makes these. My dad's bear still smells like him and it's awesome.
Cute idea, but none of the fabric patterns match the photographs.
Thanks, I thought I was getting blind
Same, I was so confused
Maybe the idea was that grandpa always wore those kinds of shirts
Thought the same. You Sir are really a sir, sir. Ty
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)
I spent so long trying to find a match between the fabric on the bear and the shirts!
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
I was thinking the same thing. Was looking through the comments to see if anybody else noticed.
Carl Ruiner, everybody. I bet you’re fun at parties.
My fiancée makes bears and quilts from loved ones clothes. It’s really something seeing people’s reactions to them.
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
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.
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.
It's making me cry
Is someone chopping onions again?
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.
Loved; you should feel loved.
That’s beautiful 🥰
That is the most priceless gift...
Thanks for making me ugly cry at work!
what is a teddy bear thanksgiving? I see the bear in the first photo, but not in the other ones
Wish we did this with my grandpas clothes. He always wore Hawaiian shirts.
Sorry I’m incredibly stupid why is it so valuable?
It's made out of OP's Grandpa's shirts
Ah I see ok cool
The sideburns on that man!
This will last forever.
A sister of mine had a memory bear made from her sadly now dead3, husbands shirts.
I think that they are a smashing idea.
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.
Things I wish I had thought of before my dad died. This is amazing.
that’s so sweet
I have one for my grandpa
More like made me cry
Right in the feels...
Made me smile? More like Made me Fucking Cry
I got one made for my grandma that passed. Most precious thing I own.
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.
If you really think about it it is kinda creepy
My mom has one for all her sister with her dad’s favorite shirts
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.
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
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.
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)
This is so sweet. I'm getting misty..
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.
Cue me crying like a big ugly baby.
Made me cry
Aw man... my eyes... they're leaking.
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).
I love it
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.
🥺❤️ I’m not crying..
Such a creative mom
Made me smile
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.
Man, I don’t come here to cry.