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Woman with dementia overjoyed hearing late husband’s voice

The voice was recorded inside a teddy bear.
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After all the bad news going on in the world this week, this might be a bright spot.

A grandmother in the UK was overjoyed after hearing a recording of her late-husbands voice inside a teddy bear.

The happy moment was filmed by 27-year-old Abbie Webb, who had the voice-recording bear repaired for her 83-year-old grandmother, Jean Walters.

Ms Walters – who has suffered from dementia for 11 years – lost her husband Dennis to lung cancer.

Once the original bear – that contained a message from Dennis – broke, Ms Webb was told it would not be able to be fixed.

However, she tracked down a specialist company to repair the bear.

“To say she was ecstatic is an understatement,” Ms Webb told the Bristol Post.

“The thing is with her, with her dementia, she gets quite confused with emotion and sometimes she loses track of things, so I imagined should was just going to say thanks,” she said.

“It shocked me and all of my family that she was that taken aback by getting it back.

“It was nice to see her so happy.”

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