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China Lake police officer, Sean Tanner, died in October of 2018.

This is his family's first Christmas without him. In a viral video, his mother is seen receiving a touching gift in his memory from his older sister.


Brittany Garcia made her mother a Build-A-Bear dressed as a police officer. In the video she posted to Twitter, you can see her mom's reaction to receiving the stuffed toy.

It's enough to make you cry.




But it wasn't just a bear dressed in Tanner's profession. Garcia had put a recording of her late brother's voice in the bear so it speaks when you squeeze the hand.

The recording says:

"Officer Tanner, about to get no sleep for the first time. I'm feeling good."

Excuse us, we'll be over here crying.





The video has been liked hundreds of thousands of times, with thousands of comments and retweets.

Garcia was surprised at the reaction her video received.

"I am completely overwhelmed by the reaction to the video I posted. The outpouring of love and support is something else and my family is beyond thankful."

She clarified that her brother worked for the China Lake Police Department, he did not die in the line of duty.

She also had to address criticism over her choice of gift.

She wrote:

"My family has a need to hear his voice, it's not ripping open a wound (like people have said) because our wound hasn't closed and probably never will."
"My mom LOVES her gift!"





This isn't the only viral video of a child's gift making their parents cry this Christmas.

Brady Singer, pitcher for the Kansas City Royals shared his own video showing his parents reaction after he paid off all their debt. He surprised his parents with the news on Christmas in a letter he wrote thanking them for supporting him.

The old saying is "it's the thought that counts." Clearly a lot of thought went into these loving gifts.

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