After losing his father in a car accident in May, three-year-old Nathan Lambert clung to a stuffed bear that reminded him of his father.
Shortly after his dad passed away, Nate’s aunt got him the memorial bear that wears a sweater with his father’s name and an inscription that says “daddy is always here”.
The wings on the back of the sweater signify that his father is now an angel, according to his mother Kelsey Higgins.
Nathan was told, “If you miss dad, hug the bear, if you want to talk to dad, talk to the bear.”
The stuffed toy has been able to ease a lot of the pain the boy was feeling because he missed his dad.
“He is three, so he doesn’t know how to verbalize what he is feeling…the bear has helped a lot.”
The bear, who Nate named ‘Daddy Bear’, goes everywhere with the toddler.
It was a visit to the Maine Mall where this precious bear went missing, but an act of kindness by another three-year-old brought him home again.