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Grieving mum begs for return of lost bear with recording of dead baby son's voice

Jodi Lynn is devastated after a bear containing a recording of her dead baby son Noah Lister's voice has been lost

Heartbroken Jodi Lynn lost her son Noah Lister earlier this year after he died in his sleep at the age of just 19-months-old.

Little Noah passed away in February this year, leaving 18-year-old Jodi and her three-year-old daughter Alexiah absolutely devastated at the loss.

To help them through their grief, a friend bought a teddy bear that played a recording of Noah's voice.

Noah was only 19-months-old when he passed away in his sleep (Credit: SWNS)

But tragically, the bear has been lost.

The family think it was left behind on a bus whilst travelling in Hull, East Yorkshire.

Have you seen this bear? (Credit: SWNS)

Jodi said: "It's so upsetting and Alexiah is really upset.

"It was really comforting for her to have that bear because every time she got upset she would cuddle it so she could hear Noah's voice."

Alexiah has been left devastated by the loss of her brother (Credit: SWNS)

Jodi added: "It helped her a lot after Noah's death. It's really helped her to cope and if she hadn't had it she would have been a lot more upset.

"I know that bear is out there somewhere and it would be great to find it. It would make my daughter so happy and she wouldn't be sad anymore."

The two children were very close (Credit: SWNS)

Noah's grandmother Louisa Millington explained that the bear helps little Alexiah come to terms with the death of her brother: "Every time she is upset she will go and cuddle it and she will go, 'That's my brother, Noah.'

"We are very desperate to find it for the sake of my granddaughter and for the sake of the fact it is so personal.

"It's got my grandson's voice in it so it's absolutely no use to anyone."

Fingers crossed they are reunited with the bear soon.

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