A Brewster, Minnesota, boy got his favorite teddy bear back, thanks to his mom's viral "last-ditch effort."
Aiden Remme celebrated his 5th birthday on Tuesday. The boy has already been through a lot. On Friday, he had his 60th round of chemo for brain cancer.
And on top of that, he lost his favorite teddy bear, Tedz.
"This is more than a teddy bear, it has been with him through every appointment and every scan and surgery, this teddy means the world to him," Aiden's mom, Tracy, said in a Facebook post.
She explained how her son had lost the bear over the weekend. Her family was searching the Rochester area – calling the hospital, fast food restaurants, gas stations, and even the local news station.
"So here is the last ditch effort I supose [sic]," Tracy said as she asked the internet for help.
Just like that, the story went viral.
Tracy's post has been shared more than 1,000 times. In about 10 hours, someone posted a picture of a brown teddy bear with a John Deere sticker on its belly – Aiden's bear. It was found in Saint Mary’s Chapel, according to KAAL. "Once he found out that Ted was found there, his answer turned to ‘Ted was there because Ted was praying for Aiden to get better,’" Tracy told the station.
According to KWWL, Aiden loves farming. And last fall, John Deere invited him to Waterloo, Iowa, to be "boss" for a day.
Wednesday afternoon, Tracy posted updates that the bear was being passed along, making it's way from Rochester back into the boy's arms.
At one point, Tedz even took a ride in a police car on his return trip.
Then finally, Tracy posted an adorable video update of Aiden reunited with his favorite bear.
"Thank you for helping me find him," Aiden says while holding his teddy tight. You can watch the clip here.