Facebook reunites lost teddy with little girl

#lostbear tweets picked up on Facebook, and toy's little owner is found

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Last Friday Lauren Bishop Vranch found a lost teddy bear on an East Coast train at Kings Cross station in London.

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According to the Metro, she tried to give the bear back to train staff as lost property but things got a bit complicated. So she tweeted: “Tried to hand #lostbear to train staff but was advised he’d be dropped off at Inverness, when his owner travelled York-Kings Cross.”

Lauren decided to take the lost bear with her on her weekend trip to Newcastle, tweeting pictures of the bear with the hashtag #lostbear throughout her stay.

Then a Facebook page called Spotted: On the Train posted Lauren’s picture of the bear – and the bear’s owner’s dad, Ben Simpson, found it!

“WOW the power of the internet and kind folk,” said Ben. “That’s my daughter Phoebe’s bear – she has been in tears all weekend, and I’ve just shown her the picture and she is over the moon. Thank you all so much!”

It turns out that #lostbear is actually a lion called Roar. Phoebe and Roar will be reunited very soon – all thanks to Lauren and the power of social media! 

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