Did you know that Build-A-Bear Workshop's are celebrating their birthday? They are turning 15! In the course of fifteen years, Build-A-Bear Workshop has help make 100 million best friends!
Several years ago, a young couple with two very small children had a house fire. Fortunately everyone made it out of the house unharmed, but there was a tragedy in the making that night. All of the kids on the street gathered around to watch the house that was on fire. The firemen, as kind as they were, handed out teddy bears to all of the children standing outside watching the house burn. This event changed my life. Why? Because the firemen gave a teddy bear to all of the children watching, but not the two small children impacted the most, the two they had to pull out of the burning house.
In an effort to help the two children that were traumatized by the fire, I provided each of the children with their own special bear. Each one was dressed up in a cute little outfit, and a note was tucked into to pockets of the bear’s shirts. I needed to make sure that each of those children had a special friend to hold onto during their hard times. A little friend to squeeze when they were scared or snuggle when they were sad. I still communicate with those two children and they still have their bears. The two children are my special friends and their bears are their continuing memories of friendship and compassion.
Everyone needs a friend to comfort every now and then. Celebrate Build-A-Bears birthday today by custom building the perfect fluffy friend for your special friend at www.buildabear.com
By publishing this post, I was entered to win a gift card as part of a promotional offer from MomSelect and Build-A-Bear Workshop. All opinions are my own.