A mom in Indiana is on the hunt for the original owner of a teddy bear that a neighbor gifted to her daughter.
According to ABC News, Amanda Fields had no idea the teddy bear she got for her 6-year-old daughter Amaya could talk until the little girl started playing with it.
"Our puppy stepped on it and it made a noise," Fields explained. "She said, 'Mommy, it's a boy's voice!'"
While speaking with ABC News, Fields revealed that the bear says: "Merry Christmas from Afghanistan. Daddy misses you and misses you. I want to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. I'll see you soon and I love you."
Fields, whose husband Jeremy is currently on active duty as a Marine, said her “heart dropped” the moment she heard the bear’s words.
"We just know how it is as a family to have daddy gone and any little words of 'I love you' or 'see you soon' is so soothing, reassuring and it lets you know it's going to be OK," Fields said.
As a mom of five, Fields knew she had to do whatever she could to return the bear to its rightful owner.
A neighbor gave the bear to Amaya, but they thought it may have come from a Goodwill store.
Fields has since contacted Bday Bears, the company that manufacturers the particular teddy bear that was given to Amaya, but she has yet to get very far in her search for the stuffed animal’s original owner.
“I contacted "Bday bears" and the lady I talked to said they are the manufacturer and they donate/ship to multiple places and the bears or other animals are NOT id'ed or tagged in any way they said there is also operation gratitude that buys these bears in bulk and ship to many soldiers overseas to record their own message and mail to their families. She said I honestly don't think there's anyway of tracking the bear as far as who bought it and when,” she wrote on Facebook.
At this point, Fields does not believe this bear was purposely given away, and she desperately wants to return it as soon as possible.
"I think it probably got donated by accident," Fields said. "I think I'm stuck unless somebody out there can hear [the recording] because it is not ID'd or anything. I think the only way we will ever find [the owner] is through social media, TV and sharing word of mouth."