Vas knew he would have a difficult time topping last year’s gift to his beautiful girlfriend Jessica – an engagement ring. But he did. Inside the large, elegant box that Jessica receives from her fiancé is a teddy bear. At first glance, Jessica doesn’t think much of it aside from it being a sweet gift. But when she holds it tight, she recognizes a familiar scent. Before long, she’s in tears.

Vas says this on YouTube:

“So for Christmas this past year, I wanted to get Jessica something beautiful – something that she would never expect, and moreover would be able to one-up proposing to her Christmas Eve of 2012.

After a month of research and looking through over 10,000 vintage teddy bears on online, I was able to find clues to reconstruct her childhood teddy bear “Whitey.” Whitey was given to her as a gift during her mother’s baby shower for Jess, so he is technically older than she is!

When I began this venture, Whitey was in two pieces (his head ripped off) and missing an ear, his nose, both eyes, and not to mention half of his stuffing was gone. So, I took him to the Secaucus Doll and Teddy Bear Hospital, and after a week, they were able to restore him to his original glory.

This is the video of my beautiful fiancée seeing Whitey again after so many years. If you notice that in the video she thinks it is just a regular teddy bear (hoping there was a Louis bag underneath), and the rest you will just have to watch and see . . .”

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