Son Gives Grieving Mother Heartwarming Gift in Teddy Bear That Plays Her Late Mother’s Voice

This is the tear-jerking moment a doting daughter hears her late mom’s voice through a teddy bear gift from her son.


Bernadette Weekes, 55, from Atlanta, Georgia, was her mom Margaret’s primary caretaker – sharing the last moments with her and taking the loss hard.

Margaret, the mother of 11 children, grandmother to 17 and great-grandmother to 11, lost her life on May 30 2018.

One of Margaret’s most common phrases was ‘I love you’ which she would tell everyone and even say it to complete strangers.

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In an effort to try and give his mom a lift, Patrick Harris decided to get her a one-of-a-kind gift.


And after finding an old video of his grandmother saying her three favorite words, he got the idea to add it to a teddy bear so Bernadette could feel like her mom was always close by.

In the heartwarming video, Patrick surprises his mom with the gift, and at first, she laughs it off as just any other teddy.

But as she reads the bear’s name – Mother Love – and Patrick instructs her to squeeze it, she suddenly hears Margaret saying ‘I love you’ and lets out a joyous scream before breaking into tears.

Bernadette reacts to hearing her late mother’s voice through the Teddy Bear. ©T&T Creative Media
Margaret and Bernadette Weekes together before Margaret’s passing. ©T&T Creative Media

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Patrick said: “One of my grandmother’s favorite sayings was ‘I love you’ – she said it to just about anybody, even strangers.

“I was able to pull up an old video of her saying it and immediately got the idea of making sure it was something my mom could have closeby whenever she needed that extra comfort.

“So I went to Build-a-Bear and built her a bear with my grandmothers voice saying “I love you”.

“She had no idea. When I gave it to her she immediately started breaking down just from reading the name Mother Love.

“Now she sleeps with the bear every night and I’ll probably need to get a new battery soon.


“I knew she would be surprised and love it. I was nervous it might have been too much for her to handle but she loved it.

“Mom said it’s one of the greatest gifts she’ll ever get and she feels like she has been given her mom back.”