Fresno County Sheriff's deputy replaces girl's lost teddy bear

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A trip to the downtown Fresno library turned into a tearful experience when 6-year-old Naomi forgot her prized possession, a teddy bear.

When Naomi and her mom got home, they realized her teddy bear was still at the library. They drove back, but sadly, it was gone.

Naomi's mom filed a lost property report with the Fresno County Sheriff's Office, but there was little hope they would ever see the their beloved stuffed animal again.

However, the Sheriff's office said deputies regularly carry teddy bears along with books in their patrols cars for the Sheriff's Reading Posse program. Dispatchers relayed Naomi's address to Deputy Josh O'Bar who was able to deliver a replacement teddy bear. Around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Deputy O'Bar went to Naomi's house in Calwa and presented her with a surprise plush toy.

Naomi named the bear Beta. She and her parents are reportedly very happy and grateful.
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