Mother's heartfelt plea to find missing teddies

Plea to help find four-year-old's lost teddies

Bunny and Buttercup with Chantelle, four

Bunny and Buttercup

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A MOTHER has posted a heartfelt online plea in a search for two teddy bears that were lost at Weymouth train station.

Lorri Bee and her four-year-old daughter Chantelle lost the two teddies, named Bunny and Buttercup, on Saturday, August 23, at around 6.15pm.

Lorri is now appealing to Dorset Echo readers to keep an eye out for the cuddly toys.

After missing their train home to search for the sentimental toys, Lorri posted a heartfelt plea for their return on Facebook, which was shared more than 1,000 times in 24 hours.

The message has also been posted and shared on Twitter.

Lorri said: “We had popped to the ladies in the train station and she put the teddies on the radiator while she was drying her hands.”

“We decided to go for a gentle stroll up to the sea front while we waited for our train and then we realised neither of us had them and we rushed back but they were gone.

“She was absolutely distraught. We only had a couple of minutes before our train was leaving but I wasn’t going to get on until we’d searched every inch of the station for them.

“Chantelle has had the bunny since the day she was born and both of the teddies are like part of the family. They go everywhere with us and they hold a lot of memories.”

Lorri, who lives in Taunton, is hoping the two cuddly companions will be found and make a safe return before Chantelle starts school next week.

“She’s had the teddies at every milestone in her life so far, so it would be brilliant to get them back before she starts school.” Lorri said.

“The response I’ve got from people online is completely overwhelming. I never expected anything like this - it’s incredible.

“Chantelle is heartbroken without them. Bunny and Buttercup have been such great companions for her - she includes them in everything she does. I would love to see them returned.”

A spokeswoman for South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance said: “We were sorry to hear about Bunny and Buttercup and we are keeping our fingers crossed that they can be found.”

If you have seen the lost toys, they can be returned to Weymouth train station or call us on 01305 830999.

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8:54am Tue 26 Aug 14

3rdAccount says...

Let it go.......
Let it go....... 3rdAccount
  • Score: -33

9:00am Tue 26 Aug 14

Brinboy says...

For a four year old "let it go" is a non starter
For a four year old "let it go" is a non starter Brinboy
  • Score: 28

9:37am Tue 26 Aug 14

localgrumble says...

Spot where the apostrophe should be Echo!
Spot where the apostrophe should be Echo! localgrumble
  • Score: 1

9:57am Tue 26 Aug 14

FerryFan says...

Brinboy wrote:
For a four year old "let it go" is a non starter
Worse when they turn around 14.!!

Seriously though, I do hope the teddies are returned, even at that tender age losing treasured things are just as upsetting as it is when you are an adult. Hope someone finds them, have lost treasured items myself due to putting them down and leaving them somewhere, going back and they have gone. Children's toys aren't of any value except sentimental, so someone's kids have probably got them, if they have, please return them, next time it might be your toys!! Good luck in getting them back.
[quote][p][bold]Brinboy[/bold] wrote: For a four year old "let it go" is a non starter[/p][/quote]Worse when they turn around 14.!! Seriously though, I do hope the teddies are returned, even at that tender age losing treasured things are just as upsetting as it is when you are an adult. Hope someone finds them, have lost treasured items myself due to putting them down and leaving them somewhere, going back and they have gone. Children's toys aren't of any value except sentimental, so someone's kids have probably got them, if they have, please return them, next time it might be your toys!! Good luck in getting them back. FerryFan
  • Score: 14

11:58am Tue 26 Aug 14

voiceof says...

localgrumble wrote:
Spot where the apostrophe should be Echo!
The apostrophe is in the correct position. Her mother is making a plea, that's possessive, therefore it is the mother's plea. If it referred to mothers in general or she had more than one mother, it would be mothers'.
[quote][p][bold]localgrumble[/bold] wrote: Spot where the apostrophe should be Echo![/p][/quote]The apostrophe is in the correct position. Her mother is making a plea, that's possessive, therefore it is the mother's plea. If it referred to mothers in general or she had more than one mother, it would be mothers'. voiceof
  • Score: 10

3:22pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Get a grip says...

3rdAccount wrote:
Let it go.......
Did you think your post was clever?
[quote][p][bold]3rdAccount[/bold] wrote: Let it go.......[/p][/quote]Did you think your post was clever? Get a grip
  • Score: -1

12:54am Wed 27 Aug 14

localgrumble says...

voiceof wrote:
localgrumble wrote:
Spot where the apostrophe should be Echo!
The apostrophe is in the correct position. Her mother is making a plea, that's possessive, therefore it is the mother's plea. If it referred to mothers in general or she had more than one mother, it would be mothers'.
The headline has since been updated since I made the comment. There was no apostrophe before.
[quote][p][bold]voiceof[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]localgrumble[/bold] wrote: Spot where the apostrophe should be Echo![/p][/quote]The apostrophe is in the correct position. Her mother is making a plea, that's possessive, therefore it is the mother's plea. If it referred to mothers in general or she had more than one mother, it would be mothers'.[/p][/quote]The headline has since been updated since I made the comment. There was no apostrophe before. localgrumble
  • Score: 5

12:57am Wed 27 Aug 14

localgrumble says...

localgrumble wrote:
voiceof wrote:
localgrumble wrote:
Spot where the apostrophe should be Echo!
The apostrophe is in the correct position. Her mother is making a plea, that's possessive, therefore it is the mother's plea. If it referred to mothers in general or she had more than one mother, it would be mothers'.
The headline has since been updated since I made the comment. There was no apostrophe before.
The Echo's headline when I made the comment was "Plea to help four year olds lost teddies", which they've since changed.
[quote][p][bold]localgrumble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]voiceof[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]localgrumble[/bold] wrote: Spot where the apostrophe should be Echo![/p][/quote]The apostrophe is in the correct position. Her mother is making a plea, that's possessive, therefore it is the mother's plea. If it referred to mothers in general or she had more than one mother, it would be mothers'.[/p][/quote]The headline has since been updated since I made the comment. There was no apostrophe before.[/p][/quote]The Echo's headline when I made the comment was "Plea to help four year olds lost teddies", which they've since changed. localgrumble
  • Score: 6

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