We all want to hold on to parts of our loved ones who have passed away. One of the things no one ever wants to forget is the sound of the person's voice.
Sixteen-year-old Jennifer Ramos from Oklahoma posted a video of the emotional moment to Twitter along with this caption, "so my grandpa passed away tragically about a year ago and my aunt got my sisters a teddy bear that has a recording of my grandpas voice." The clip, which is less than a minute long, has since been retweeted more than 66,000 times and liked over 105,000 times.
In the touching footage, we see Ramos's younger sisters Mariana and Sarahy opening Build-A-Bears. When they are urged to press the cuddly stuffed animals, they hear their grandfather, Florencio Jimenez, speak.
Both girls sob as they squeeze their new treasures.
The present is made even more poignant given the deeply upsetting circumstances of Jimenez's passing. He died from a stroke after a robbery, according to Hello Giggles. The culprits were charged with murder and robbery, but obviously that doesn't bring Jimenez back. Being able to hear his voice again, and find comfort in a cuddly new friend, will no doubt bring his granddaughters much solace as they continue to grieve their loss.
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of coffee.