connectVideoCalifornia mother of a fallen officer gifted teddy bear with son’s voice for Christmas
The voice of a Californian woman died son, is preserved forever, thanks to a thoughtful gift from her daughter on christmas Eve.
Sean Tanner, a former police officer with the China Lake Police Department, died in October, news station KXAN reported. He was 21 years old at the time. The cause of death is not clear.
But the loss prompted Tanner’s older sister, Brittany, to give her parents a precious gift: a plush bear from the Build-A-Bear Workshop, plays a recording of the fallen officer’s voice when its paw is pressed.
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“Officer Tanner, about to not sleep for the first time. I’m feeling good,” the recording says, making Tanner’s mother, who was not identified, to break into tears.
Brittany later took to Twitter with the video of her mother’s reaction to the gift. As of Thursday afternoon, the movie-video-clip had more than six million views and 340,000.
“I am completely overwhelmed by the response to the video that I posted. The outpouring of love and support is something else and my family is grateful. I have a moment that happened during our first Christmas without my little brother. I had never expected to go this viral,” Brittany, he later wrote on Twitter.
“I would like to mention that everyone’s grief is different. My family needs to hear his voice, it is not the rip of an open wound (like people have said) because our wound has not closed and probably never will. My mother LOVES her gift! To everyone who has reached sort of,” she added.