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Canada Toronto woman launches social media campaign to locate lost teddy bear on TTC

22:51  03 july  2018
22:51  03 july  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Rhonda Riche located a teddy bear on a subway car at High Park TTC station and decided to launch a social media campaign to locate its owner. "I have faith in Toronto the Good and that we'll be able to reunite Ossington Bear with his buddies quickly," said Riche.

Lost and found was closed, so Riche launched a social media campaign to help find the bear 's owner. Riche named the stuffed animal Ossington bear . The TTC then started using the hashtag "Ossingtonbear" on Twitter.

a red bus sitting on top of a car: Rhonda Riche found the teddy bear when she entered a subway car at TTC High Park station on Monday.© Rhonda Riche Rhonda Riche found the teddy bear when she entered a subway car at TTC High Park station on Monday.

Rhonda Riche said she needed an escape from the heat on Monday.

She caught an eastbound train from High Park subway station toward her favourite Vietnamese restaurant with her husband around 5 p.m..

When the doors of the train opened Riche noticed a peculiar passenger on board.

"I noticed this little polar bear sitting by himself on a seat," she said over Facebook messenger. "He wasn't totally alone—somebody had left him some chocolate chip cookies."

Lost and found was closed, so Riche launched a social media campaign to help find the bear's owner.

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Riche posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Craigslist and Bunz, that has collectively generated over 1,500 likes and counting.

Riche named the stuffed animal Ossington bear. The TTC then started using the hashtag "Ossingtonbear" on Twitter.

"I have faith in Toronto the Good and that we'll be able to reunite Ossington Bear with his buddies quickly," said Riche.

TTC receives thousands of lost items a year

Stuart Green, media relations and issues management specialist at TTC, says that each year the lost and found receives 50,000 items.

He said this year they've returned about 31 per cent of lost items—367 of those items were categorized as toys.

Riche said that if she's unable to locate the owners of the bear, she will take it to the TTC lost and found.

Once there, it will remain for 60 days before being auctioned at Police Auctions Canada.

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Children's toy seller Build-A-Bear was forced to halt a promotion that allowed customers to pay their age after the publicity stunt became too popular and led to safety concerns from long lineups. The retailer was touting a promotion online for weeks whereby a child could get a customized teddy bear for the same price as their age — a five-year-old child would pay $5 for the bear, for example. Normally, the bears cost well over $20 apiece, or more with accessories.The promotion was supposed to be for one day only, but demand was so strong at U.S.

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