UPDATE: On Wednesday, Feb. 9, the airport tweeted that the owner was located through the help of social media spreading the word. The reunion of stuffed animal and human is being planned.
Exciting update! We have located the owner! We couldn’t have done this without each of you and all the media who helped to spread the word!— MKE – Milwaukee Airport (@MitchellAirport) February 9, 2022
We can’t wait to share more details about ‘Teddy’ as we work to reunite him with his family!
Stay tuned! 🧸 pic.twitter.com/Bci14mt6c3
On Feb. 4, Mitchell Airport tweeted a photo of a teddy bear found in the concourse. The lost teddy bear was likely left in the airport by someone flying to or from Milwaukee on Jan. 4. The post attracted 143 retweets, yet no luck finding the owners of the stuffed animal yet.
Anyone fly in or out of Milwaukee on January 4 and are now missing their teddy bear? 🧸 Let us know! We’ve got him. pic.twitter.com/eGO81E4EcF— MKE – Milwaukee Airport (@MitchellAirport) February 5, 2022
The bear has a Heart Warrior design on the front, indicating that it may belong to a child with coronary heart disease.
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On Feb. 7, the airport followed up with another post searching for the owners with a photo snapped at the Recombobulation Area.
Recognize this face? The search for bear's owner continues! Thank you for helping us spread the word and to those who pointed out that this bear likely belongs to a kid born with CHD. How special he must be. Let's get him home! pic.twitter.com/hCZc4RhF0P— MKE – Milwaukee Airport (@MitchellAirport) February 7, 2022
The post had already attracted 410 retweets and counting. Children’s Wisconsin joined the search as well. The teddy bear may belong to one of the patients at the hospital’s Herma Heart Institute.”
Is anyone missing this sweet friend? It was found at Milwaukee’s @MitchellAirport on Jan. 4 and could very likely belong to one of our Herma Heart kiddos. Teddy bears just like this are often given to patients with congenital heart disease. https://t.co/lAdKTw3IUJ— Children's Wisconsin 🏥 (@childrenswi) February 8, 2022
And Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley pitched in as well.
Help a bear out & retweet! 🐻 ✈️ https://t.co/KFHNghMaG9— David C. Crowley (@DavidCrowleyWI) February 8, 2022
If you know any information about the teddy bear’s owner, you can contact the airport at email@example.com or on Twitter at @MitchellAirport.