Oklahoma mom goes the distance to return a special friend

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MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- We've all lost something of sentimental value, and it can be downright heartbreaking. That's why an Oklahoma mom went to such great lengths to find and return a lost treasure to a little boy who was a complete stranger.

"I had one that my mom got at my baby shower, and I had that until I was 18," C.J. said. "Sometimes these guys are your best friends. I don't know if you've ever seen the movie Cast Away, but I thought of Wilson the volleyball. We all get attached to something."

That's why C.J. was so determined to find the rightful owner of a stuffed toy that recently sailed out the window of the car in front of her.

"I could see in the rear view mirror the kid was so upset, so we were able to come to a stoplight and get the license plate number," C.J. said.

She posted pictures all over social media, and with the help of NewsChannel 4's Lance West, was able to trace the license plate number to a home in Midwest City.

After the initial shock of two complete strangers at his front door, James Foreman was delighted to get his friend for his heartbroken great grandson, Trayson.

"This is his, and I had a stuffed animal when I was little, and it meant a lot to me, and NewsChannel 4, they were nice enough to help me," C.J. said.

"Alright, I appreciate it," James said with a big smile.

A little tyke was reunited with his special friend because one mom knew it was important enough to take the time for someone else.

"That was the best thing that's happened to me in a long time," C.J. said. "So it was great, thank you for helping me."

It's the little things that often have the biggest impact.


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