How One Woman Helped Reunite A Little Girl With Her Favourite Toy, With The Help Of Twitter

Lauren Bishop Vranch found a “lost bear” on a train at Kings Cross. Thanks to her actions and the kindness of the internet, a little girl won’t be without her favourite toy this Christmas.

1. Last Friday, Lauren Bishop Vranch found a lost teddy bear on an East Coast train at Kings Cross.


Lauren Bishop Vranch

@laurenannbishop

Found this well loved little dude on an East Coast train at Kings Cross - let’s find the owner, Twitter!

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2. She tried to give the lost bear to train staff, but she was warned he would be dropped off far away from where his owners originally traveled from.


Lauren Bishop Vranch

@laurenannbishop

Tried to hand #lostbear to train staff but was advised he’d be dropped off at Inverness, when his owner travelled York-Kings Cross.

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3. So, rather than risk the bear never being reunited with his owner, she decided to take him along with her on an adventure through Newcastle.

4. They went to the pub for a festive treat.


Lauren Bishop Vranch

@laurenannbishop

Little bear has found a cosy pub with a fire and a Christmas tree. Think he misses home tho.

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5. They went to go see a panto at Northern Stage Newcastle together.


Lauren Bishop Vranch

@laurenannbishop

Waiting for the show to start #lostbear

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6. And even went backstage!

Bear has found his way backstage at Northern Stage Newcastle. He's going to see some panto. Lucky bear.

— Lauren Bishop Vranch (@laurenannbishop)

Lauren Bishop Vranch

@laurenannbishop

Bear has found his way backstage at Northern Stage Newcastle. He’s going to see some panto. Lucky bear.

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7. Lauren was even so kind as to let him crash at her hotel room.

Little bear has found a nice hotel to stay in. Tho the more I look at him, the more he looks like a dog.

— Lauren Bishop Vranch (@laurenannbishop)

Lauren Bishop Vranch

@laurenannbishop

Little bear has found a nice hotel to stay in. Tho the more I look at him, the more he looks like a dog.

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8. Overall they had a lovely trip together.

#lostbear's morning walk on the quayside. Beautiful day.

— Lauren Bishop Vranch (@laurenannbishop)

Lauren Bishop Vranch

@laurenannbishop

#lostbear’s morning walk on the quayside. Beautiful day.

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9. But there were more pressing matters at hand. #lostbear belonged to someone, and Lauren was determined to find his rightful owner.

Sad #lostbear Not out of the (metaphorical) woods yet. Someone must know him.

— Lauren Bishop Vranch (@laurenannbishop)

Lauren Bishop Vranch

@laurenannbishop

Sad #lostbear Not out of the (metaphorical) woods yet. Someone must know him.

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10. So they headed back to London to find his owner, who obviously loved him very much. (Just look at that fur!)

#lostbear's journey back to London. Lost property awaits.

— Lauren Bishop Vranch (@laurenannbishop)

Lauren Bishop Vranch

@laurenannbishop

#lostbear’s journey back to London. Lost property awaits.

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11. While Lauren and the #lostbear were paling around Newcastle, the internet did its best to help find the bear’s owner.

13. Back in London, Lauren and the #lostbear were beginning to lose hope. Lost Property is apparently closed on the weekend, so they watched “Strictly” together and waited.

#lostbear watching Strictly. Not yet indicated which way he's voting.

— Lauren Bishop Vranch (@laurenannbishop)

Lauren Bishop Vranch

@laurenannbishop

#lostbear watching Strictly. Not yet indicated which way he’s voting.

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14. But then, a miracle happened! #lostbear’s owner’s father spotted Lauren’s photos on Spotted: On The Train’s Facebook page.

15. It turns out, #lostbear belongs to a little girl named Phoebe, and she had been upset all weekend, worrying about her favourite toy.

16. It also turns out the “lost bear” is actually a lion named Roar.

Well done, internet!! It looks like the owner of #lostbear has been found. Bear is actually a lion - oops! :) Thanks everyone!!

— Lauren Bishop Vranch (@laurenannbishop)

Lauren Bishop Vranch

@laurenannbishop

Well done, internet!! It looks like the owner of #lostbear has been found. Bear is actually a lion - oops! :) Thanks everyone!!

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17. Phoebe and Roar are expected to be reunited very soon, all thanks to the generosity of Lauren and the good people of the internet.

I spoke to Phoebe's dad this morning and Roar is now on his way to Yorkshire to be reunited. Thanks to everyone who RTed and shared.

— Lauren Bishop Vranch (@laurenannbishop)

Lauren Bishop Vranch

@laurenannbishop

I spoke to Phoebe’s dad this morning and Roar is now on his way to Yorkshire to be reunited. Thanks to everyone who RTed and shared.

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