Paul’s trauma bear post goes shockingly viral

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CANBERRA prosecutor Paul Sweeney made a touching facebook post at the start of the month about the trauma bears his mother makes.

It’s been a bit of a hit on the social network clocking up a staggering 142,000 likes and 25,653 shares.

For those who missed it, here it is again.

My hero is Mum. When I got my own police station she knitted me a teddy bear. I was hoping for a coffee mug.
I said “Mum I’m too old for a teddy bear.”
She said “Firstly, you’re not. No one is. Secondly, it’s not for you. It’s a trauma bear, for any kid you think needs it.”
Three months later I’m asking a little boy to do a big job. There was a scared bear in my police truck that needed looking after. And, while his world dissolved in sirens and lights that boy kept that bear safe and took him home.
Mum has made hundreds of things since. Trauma bears for victims of crime, quilts to warm rehabilitating drug addicts during the chill of withdrawal, booties and mittens for premature babies. There’s something in the stitching, a kind of grandma magic I suppose.
The photo is me dropping of some more bears and quilts. Mum’s my hero and, since she’s not on Facebook, if you message me I’ll pass it on.

My hero is Mum. When I got my own police station she knitted me a teddy bear. I was hoping for a coffee mug.I said “Mum…

Posted by Paul Sweeney on Tuesday, 1 March 2016

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