A 19-year-old girl bursts into tears after hearing her late friend’s voice through a stuffed animal.

A grieving loved one could probably give anything in the world just to hear the voice of a deceased friend or family member again. This 19-year-old was in tears upon receiving a custom-made teddy bear with her best friend’s voice recording.

Maddie, Taylor McCormack’s younger sister, gave her a special Christmas present. Maddie purchased her a fluffy brown teddy bear dressed in a white top. Taylor opened the box and took out her brown teddy bear, not realizing there was more to it than meets the eye. Maddie then asked her to press the hand of the teddy animal. She got the biggest surprise of her life when she heard Rodney, her best friend’s voice. Rodney reportedly drowned in a canal in Manchester, England, in 2020.

This bereaved buddy burst into tears the moment she heard her friend’s voice. Maddie made a voice for Taylor’s teddy bear by saving a video of Rodney.

The best friends met at Southend-on-Cecil Sea’s Jones Academy. They remained close even after Rodney moved away. She was distraught when her friend died and has struggled to move on. But having “a bit of Rodney” with her everywhere she goes gives her peace.

Many thanks to Maddie and those who assist bereaved loved ones in moving on. Their unwavering love and support allow them to adapt, evolve, and accept their life with renewed hope and calm.