Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport shared on Twitter, asking for help locating the owner who they believed had traveled in or out of the city on January 4.
Recognize this face? The search for bear's owner continues! Thank you for helping us spread the word and to those who pointed out that this bear likely belongs to a kid born with CHD. How special he must be. Let's get him home! pic.twitter.com/hCZc4RhF0P— MKE - Milwaukee Airport (@MitchellAirport) February 7, 2022
As word got around that airport officials were in search of the owner, some noticed that this particular bear is extra special because it's given to children who are born with congenital heart defects.
"How special he must be. Let's get him home," the airport tweeted.
Then, after hundreds of shares, the airport announced Wednesday that they had located the owner.
"We couldn't have done this without each of you and all the media who helped to spread the word," they said in a tweet.
Exciting update! We have located the owner! We couldn’t have done this without each of you and all the media who helped to spread the word!— MKE - Milwaukee Airport (@MitchellAirport) February 9, 2022
We can’t wait to share more details about ‘Teddy’ as we work to reunite him with his family!
Stay tuned! 🧸 pic.twitter.com/Bci14mt6c3
While the stuffed animal waits for its family, officials said it's enjoying the airport. It has even made some new friends, like Violet, the original left behind stuffed animal.
The airport plans to share more details about 'Teddy' as they coordinate to reunite him with his family.
Update: Thank you all so much! We found the owner and we are working out the details for their reunion! Stay tuned! pic.twitter.com/EgZSzXRJ9z— MKE - Milwaukee Airport (@MitchellAirport) February 9, 2022