In 1985, one mom bought her son two identical teddy bears – one for him to play with, and one was placed in storage for him to give to his own children when he grows up. Now that his first child was finally born, his younger brother created a photo comparing the two reunited teddies.

The younger brother, who posted the two photos on Reddit, wrote that the played-with bear had “been on many vacations, gotten soaked in pool water time and time again, and got lost on a theme park ride at Disney World. It has certainly seen a lot.” If you've still got your childhood teddies with you, you can add their pic to this post below!

compare-old-teddy-bears-reunited-1985-1"When my brother was born in 1985, my mother purchased two identical teddy bears. The one on the left has been my brother's for 30 years, the one on the right has been kept in storage for my brother's first child who was born today"

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Mine And My Twin Brother's Teddy Bears From 1992. Bare In Mind That One Of Us Is Disabled From Birth And In A Wheelchair To This Day.

Mine And My Twin Brother's Teddy Bears From 1992. Bare In Mind That One Of Us Is Disabled From Birth And In A Wheelchair To This Day.

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CarrieWade 4 years ago

How do I add a photo??

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#2

My Best Friend From 33 Years Ago And A New Old Stock One My Pop Got For My Baby Son

My Best Friend From 33 Years Ago And A New Old Stock One My Pop Got For My Baby Son

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AmandaRodriguez 4 years ago

Omg my husband has one exactly like this. Do you know anywhere we could find another one?

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#3

Here Is My New Teddy And Old Teddy.

Here Is My New Teddy And Old Teddy.

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MusicMom 4 years ago

What did you do to that teddy??

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#4

My Two Identical Bears

My Two Identical Bears

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FatimaPereiradaRosa 3 years ago

The old one is looking like a koala.

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#5

Carcass Of My Wife's Stuffed Mouse

Carcass Of My Wife's Stuffed Mouse

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MandySweesySumner 4 years ago

Lol I had one of those as a kid too ♡

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35 Year Old Big Bird Vs My Daughter's 35 Year Old Big Bird Gifted By My Mom

35 Year Old Big Bird Vs My Daughter's 35 Year Old Big Bird Gifted By My Mom

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GraceHunter 4 years ago

DID YOU EAT THE LEGS LOL

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#7

This Is 'old Ted' And He Is 69 Years Old And Much Loved

This Is 'old Ted' And He Is 69 Years Old And Much Loved

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MadameKittycatUnicornDragon 3 years ago

woah thats a long time

#8

Ruffus The First, And Ruffus The Second For My Little Boy, Due This September. 26 Years Apart.

Ruffus The First, And Ruffus The Second For My Little Boy, Due This September. 26 Years Apart.

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#9

Teddy On The Left: 37 Years Old, Mine - Teddy On The Right: 40 Years Old, My Husband's

Teddy On The Left: 37 Years Old, Mine - Teddy On The Right: 40 Years Old, My Husband's

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MadameKittycatUnicornDragon 3 years ago

Imma have nightmares. :P

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#10

33yrs Old Teddy Born In Boston, Raised In Mexico, World Traveller, Once Lost In Central Park Nyc For 6 Days!!

33yrs Old Teddy Born In Boston, Raised In Mexico, World Traveller, Once Lost In Central Park Nyc For 6 Days!!

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#11

My 22 Y/o Snuffy And My Sisters 14 Y/o Snuffy. Someones Obviously Not Giving Enough Love...

My 22 Y/o Snuffy And My Sisters 14 Y/o Snuffy. Someones Obviously Not Giving Enough Love...

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EricaGrubb 4 years ago

It's Polly!!!! (We called her that because she has polyester beads in her bum!) I still have my Polly (buts she's white) Gund still make them - and in the most incredible colours. Mine will be 30 this year - I am still trying to buy a new one - found an identical one in Canada and totally regret not buying her

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#12

Bad Dream Keepers - Blue One Is 27 And The Pink One Is 18 Years Old. Made By My Grandmother.

Bad Dream Keepers - Blue One Is 27 And The Pink One Is 18 Years Old. Made By My Grandmother.

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4 years ago

The pink one was supposed to replace the blue one, but I just saw it as a bonus.

#13

50 Years Young

50 Years Young

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Rain Ingall 5 months ago

"Where's my nose? Where's my nose!"

#14

My Doll From Chicago And My Austrian Baer, Both 65 Years Old

My Doll From Chicago And My Austrian Baer, Both 65 Years Old

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#15

My Youngest Daughter Is Now The Loving Owner Of My 30 Year Old Pink Panther Teddy

My Youngest Daughter Is Now The Loving Owner Of My 30 Year Old Pink Panther Teddy

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#16

I've Had This Teddy Since I Was 6 (1994). He Is Now 21 Years Old ❤️

I've Had This Teddy Since I Was 6 (1994). He Is Now 21 Years Old ❤️

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#17

My Bunny That I Cherish And Still Sleep With Till This Day

My Bunny That I Cherish And Still Sleep With Till This Day

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AshleyMedlock 4 years ago

I had this bunny also. Well loved :)

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#18

I've Had Larry For 31 Years (on The Right) My Mom Gave Lucy To Me (left) 21 Yrs Later.

I've Had Larry For 31 Years (on The Right) My Mom Gave Lucy To Me (left) 21 Yrs Later.

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ViktorPenc 4 years ago

I guess there would be bigger difference if this photo was 10 years older?

#19

My 27 Years Old Funshine Bear Since I Was 5. He Has Been With Me Through My Ups & Downs.

My 27 Years Old Funshine Bear Since I Was 5. He Has Been With Me Through My Ups & Downs.

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MesuaFerrea 4 years ago

It wants your brain!

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#20

23 Year Old Toutou And What He Used To Look Like. Lived In France, Gabon And Canada.

23 Year Old Toutou And What He Used To Look Like. Lived In France, Gabon And Canada.

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#21

Meet Teddy. My Best Friend For 39 Years.

Meet Teddy. My Best Friend For 39 Years.

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SheriBenoit 4 years ago

I can't believe that is my child hood bear to the exact bear. Mine was called Buffy. Thanks for sharing by the way I still have mine to

#22

My 35 Year Old "noopy" Has Been Commendeered My My 2 Year Old!

My 35 Year Old "noopy" Has Been Commendeered My My 2 Year Old!

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#23

My 32 Year Old Teddy Cat "sabrina" & An Original 1979 Untouched Version I'm Just About To Buy!

My 32 Year Old Teddy Cat "sabrina" & An Original 1979 Untouched Version I'm Just About To Buy!

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CasThomson 4 years ago

Ah, I still have that exact same Sabrina kitty from when I was little!! Looks just as loved as the older one, identical.

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#24

My Well Loved Big Puppy Born In 1985 (on The Right) And A "fresh" 1985 Gund I Found On Etsy.

My Well Loved Big Puppy Born In 1985 (on The Right) And A "fresh" 1985 Gund I Found On Etsy.

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ShellyMorrow 4 years ago

It looks like a kangaroo

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#25

'teddy' Is 27

'teddy' Is 27

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#26

This Is Bear, He's 36 Years Old, And Used To Be A Pink Teddy Bear! Very Well Loved!

This Is Bear, He's 36 Years Old, And Used To Be A Pink Teddy Bear! Very Well Loved!

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tigertae 4 years ago

What happened? o_o

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#27

Mum Knitted Us These Dolls 30 Years Ago. I Like(d) Mine More Than My Brother. #mamibäbi

Mum Knitted Us These Dolls 30 Years Ago. I Like(d) Mine More Than My Brother. #mamibäbi

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ErinUna 4 years ago

Your mom is amazing!

#28

My Dog Boomer That I've Had For 32 Years.

My Dog Boomer That I've Had For 32 Years.

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#29

My "ellie"phant That My Dad Gave Me When I Was 1 Day Old Is Now Almost 26

My "ellie"phant That My Dad Gave Me When I Was 1 Day Old Is Now Almost 26

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LaiHuiying 4 years ago

loves! i have a stuffed elephant that's been with me for almost 25 years too :D

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My First Sleepingmate (39 Years Old) And Me.

My First Sleepingmate (39 Years Old) And Me.

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ViktorPenc 4 years ago

There is no way this guy is 39 years. But there sure are chances of the legendary "Sleepingmate" being carried for generations

#31

My 52 Year Old Teddy And The Copy My Daughter Made For Me

My 52 Year Old Teddy And The Copy My Daughter Made For Me

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#32

Celebrating 25 Years Of Togetherness. They Are Part Of My Family.

Celebrating 25 Years Of Togetherness. They Are Part Of My Family.

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4 years ago

Sleep, drink, eat, play, love, best friend when i am alone

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This Is My Boy, Bonzie. He's Been With Me Since I Was Knee High To A Grasshopper. He Rocks! :-)

This Is My Boy, Bonzie. He's Been With Me Since I Was Knee High To A Grasshopper. He Rocks! :-)

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Divi Mulchand 1 year ago

aww what a cutie... give him a kiss :-*

#34

My 46 Year-old Panda Bear

My 46 Year-old Panda Bear

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#35

My Favorite Doll Melissa And My Favorite Cabbage Patch Doll Who Looks Just Like My Daughter

My Favorite Doll Melissa And My Favorite Cabbage Patch Doll Who Looks Just Like My Daughter

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#36

My Childhood Companion

My Childhood Companion

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#37

Mickey Finn (husband's Teddy Handed Down From His Dad) Aprox 56 Yrs Old & My Woofy 28yrs Old

Mickey Finn (husband's Teddy Handed Down From His Dad) Aprox 56 Yrs Old & My Woofy 28yrs Old

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#38

This Is Harry. He Is Almost 23. He Used To Be White. He Sleeps Under My Pillow W My Blankey Now

This Is Harry. He Is Almost 23. He Used To Be White. He Sleeps Under My Pillow W My Blankey Now

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#39

My Daughters Puppy, My Second Mutt Mutt (my Mom Has My Original) And My Daughters Baby Puppy

My Daughters Puppy, My Second Mutt Mutt (my Mom Has My Original) And My Daughters Baby Puppy

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ErinUna 4 years ago

Le Mutt!

#40

Meet Enkie. I Have Had Him For 35 Years. Love Him Lots. ❤️

Meet Enkie. I Have Had Him For 35 Years. Love Him Lots. ❤️

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#41

She's Only 20 But That's Over 7,300 Nights Spent Sleeping In My Bed With Me

She's Only 20 But That's Over 7,300 Nights Spent Sleeping In My Bed With Me

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#42

Presenting Pompompurin: Original From 1996 (left) And His Younger Brother From 1998 (right)

Presenting Pompompurin: Original From 1996 (left) And His Younger Brother From 1998 (right)

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#43

I Have This Teddy From When I Was 3. I Guess It's His 25th Birthday This Year.

I Have This Teddy From When I Was 3. I Guess It's His 25th Birthday This Year.

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#44

Jason (right, 36 Years Old, Bought) And Topolino (left, Sewed By My Mum, 5 Years Ago).

Jason (right, 36 Years Old, Bought) And Topolino (left, Sewed By My Mum, 5 Years Ago).

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#45

Fluffy Bear Is 25 Yrs Old He Has Been To Germany & Spent The Night @a Camera Store When I Was 3

Fluffy Bear Is 25 Yrs Old He Has Been To Germany & Spent The Night @a Camera Store When I Was 3

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#46

Jonny Steve And Mike Jonny Just Lost His Hair

Jonny Steve And Mike Jonny Just Lost His Hair

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#47

My Pooh Bear, That Is 20 Years This July And Lives In My Bed Whereever I Call Home!

My Pooh Bear, That Is 20 Years This July And Lives In My Bed Whereever I Call Home!

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#48

"doggy"

"doggy"

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VictoriaKuhn 3 years ago

I feel like a sacrifice has occured..

#49

21 Year Old Elephant Music Box Toy

21 Year Old Elephant Music Box Toy

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#50

Panda And Kermy Both 36 Years Old

Panda And Kermy Both 36 Years Old

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#51

'ted'. 37 Years Old. Only Dad Was Allowed To Fix Him. Well Loved.

'ted'. 37 Years Old. Only Dad Was Allowed To Fix Him. Well Loved.

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#52

27 Years Difference

27 Years Difference

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#53

This Is Foo, A Loyal Travel Buddy And Companion Even After 30 Years Xx

This Is Foo, A Loyal Travel Buddy And Companion Even After 30 Years Xx

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#54

My Sister's Four "pippolinos"

My Sister's Four "pippolinos"

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#55

Good Friends. My Brother's 21 Years Old Teddy Bear Named Bumi And My 33 Years Old Monkey.

Good Friends. My Brother's 21 Years Old Teddy Bear Named Bumi And My 33 Years Old Monkey.

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ErinUna 4 years ago

Poor monkey! What has he been through?!

#56

Imagine My Excitement When I Found A Brand New Dixie For My Brand New Daughter!!!

Imagine My Excitement When I Found A Brand New Dixie For My Brand New Daughter!!!

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#57

Wally The Walrus

Wally The Walrus

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#58

My 22 Years Old Doll, Maya, That I Got The Day I Was Born From My Father

My 22 Years Old Doll, Maya, That I Got The Day I Was Born From My Father

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IanBodey 4 years ago

Amazing most kids are Born from their Mother....lol

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My Mousey And His Siblings. *mousey Is On The Far Left Had Him Since I Was 3.*

My Mousey And His Siblings. *mousey Is On The Far Left Had Him Since I Was 3.*

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#60

My First, Second And Third Pandabear. The Same Model, About 5 Years Apart From Each Other.

My First, Second And Third Pandabear. The Same Model, About 5 Years Apart From Each Other.

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#61

Mine And My Older Sister's Teddy Bears From 1987. We Got Them As Gifts On The Day I Was Born.

Mine And My Older Sister's Teddy Bears From 1987. We Got Them As Gifts On The Day I Was Born.

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EricaGrubb 4 years ago

I had a very similar bear - I had a lot of white fluffy bears (explains my love of polar bears!) He must be somewhere in my bear pile at mums.

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#62

Meet Jebediah. 41 Years And Still Going Strong

Meet Jebediah. 41 Years And Still Going Strong

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#63

My Friend For More Than 30 Years :)

My Friend For More Than 30 Years :)

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#64

Hard To See. Original Bear Is Basically Flat And Floppy, Very Worn And Thread Bare. Constant Companion Of A 6 Year Old Autistic Boy.

Hard To See. Original Bear Is Basically Flat And Floppy, Very Worn And Thread Bare. Constant Companion Of A 6 Year Old Autistic Boy.

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#65

Bluey Has Been My Constant Travelling Companion For Nearly Thirty Years. He Was Blue At Once

Bluey Has Been My Constant Travelling Companion For Nearly Thirty Years. He Was Blue At Once

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#66

This Is Roger. Have Had Him All My Life (29 Years). Never Go On Holiday Without Him.

This Is Roger. Have Had Him All My Life (29 Years). Never Go On Holiday Without Him.

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#67

My Bunny Since I Was 3, He Will Be 20yrs This November.

My Bunny Since I Was 3, He Will Be 20yrs This November.

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Rain Ingall 5 months ago

Looks more like a fox now, but still gorgeous!

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My Little Guy Targét On The Far Right! (youngest To Oldest: Luigi, Touché, Gigí & Targét) :)

My Little Guy Targét On The Far Right! (youngest To Oldest: Luigi, Touché, Gigí & Targét) :)

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#69

The One On The Right Should Look Like The One On The Left (just In Yellow) Still Sleep With Her

The One On The Right Should Look Like The One On The Left (just In Yellow) Still Sleep With Her

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4 years ago

She's been through 2 different outfits my grandma would replace and see on her. I have 2 others in different colors and I've always favored the yellow one. Her name is Molly and I still sleep with her to this day. I'm 22 years old and not ashamed at all. She's currently wearing one of my baby dresses because her original dress has been loved on in the past years...

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Bubu, Been Through A Combine Harvester. 23 Years Old.

Bubu, Been Through A Combine Harvester. 23 Years Old.

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#71

Nicole

Nicole

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ErinUna 4 years ago

Lol. This is one of the strangest teddy bears I've ever seen. And I've seen a lot!

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#72

My Much Loved 'perdita' And Twin!

My Much Loved 'perdita' And Twin!

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#73

Martin, 55 Years Old. New Nose From 1965 And Outfit From 1975.

Martin, 55 Years Old. New Nose From 1965 And Outfit From 1975.

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ErinUna 4 years ago

I'm so in love with Martin.

#74

Teddy Joined My Family In 1984 And We Have Been Best Buddies Since!!

Teddy Joined My Family In 1984 And We Have Been Best Buddies Since!!

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#75

Anyone Remember Holly Hobbie? Mine Is 38 Years Old.

Anyone Remember Holly Hobbie? Mine Is 38 Years Old.

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LuisaMariaRodriguez 3 years ago

I remember Holy Hobbie! I had 2 with interchangeable clothes an this other with magnetic clothes!!

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Grandmom's Teddy Bear 50 Years Old And Grandmom's Granddaughter 5 Months Old.

Grandmom's Teddy Bear 50 Years Old And Grandmom's Granddaughter 5 Months Old.

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#77

Scottish Cousins! My Dad Did The Same For Me And My Mum - Brown Teddy And Sunbeam

Scottish Cousins! My Dad Did The Same For Me And My Mum - Brown Teddy And Sunbeam

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#78

My 29year Old Duck"gagga" From "gack-gack"and His Family (he Used To Look Like Them)

My 29year Old Duck"gagga" From "gack-gack"and His Family (he Used To Look Like Them)

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#79

#80 13 Years Old...pooh Travels Through Time.

#80 13 Years Old...pooh Travels Through Time.

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#80

Same Toy Almost 30 Years Later

Same Toy Almost 30 Years Later

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DavidaMichaele 3 years ago

to the author .. .. and respondents thanks for a really fun post / blog to read you all hit one of my soft spots .. ah yes i have just this xmas (before reading this story) recieved a new 'cuddles' (from my wife of 42 yrs) of my stuffed monkey cuddles 2 the first one was lost in germany and replaced in 1957 and (acording to mom at the time ) traveled till he found where he was made to get a new coat before returning to me all furry and new a few months after loseing him ... sorry no pics yet .. cuddles 2 has made his home in the fireproof lock box for about 42 years to insure his safety with every inportant document i ever had the new one cuddles 3 has more freedom on the dresser . hugs to all and thanks .. davida