Adorable four-year-old reunited with teddy lost on motorway thanks to road worker
An adorable four-year-old that lost her favourite teddy on the motorway has been reunited with the tiny bear… thanks to the help of an intrepid road worker.
Little Daisy Jewkes, 4, was distraught when ‘Old Teddy’ flew out of the window of her parents’ car as they drove down the M6 near Cannock, Staffs.
But after her mum Nicola, 36, emailed the Highways Agency, road workers spent a week looking for the bear and managed to track him down and return him to a delighted Daisy.
Nicola said: “We really thought that he was gone forever.
“It was the kindest thing of him to get Old Teddy back to Daisy – she couldn’t have been happier.”
Daisy was in the car with her two brothers William, 8, and Ben, 6, as well as their legal secretary mum and dad Nicholas when she accidentally dropped her toy from the window.
After an inconsolable Daisy cried all the way home, Nicola promised to try and find him when they got back to their home in Brierly Hill, West Mids, after their journey from Scotland.
Just a week after emailing with their desperate plea to see if anyone working on the road works had found him, Nicola got an email to say he’d been rescued from the central reservation.
David Smith, a manager for construction company Carillon, had even washed Old Teddy before handing him over.
And Daisy was reunited with Old Teddy in a moving ceremony which was held on her fourth birthday at highway firm Carillion’s Cannock offices.
Daisy’s mother Nicola Jewkes said: “Even after I emailed them and reassured Daisy, I thought there was no way they’d find him.
“I couldn’t believe it and neither could Daisy. She was completely overwhelmed.
“Her face lit up when she got the bear back in her hands.
“She has always had him and she takes him everywhere – he’s never out of her sight.
“I know she was incredibly lucky!”
David said: “I got the email and asked the guys to look out for the teddy and within days we found him in the central reservation.
“He was dirty, but after a wash he was perfect again.
“The look on the girl’s face was absolutely fantastic when she got him back. We were delighted to help.”