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Every Hospital Needs Teddy Bears That Do This

Meet “ELO,” a teddy bear that allows young patients in Hospital Amaral Carvalho in Brazil to hear the voices of loved ones they don’t get to see every day. Because of their conditions, these kids have very little contact with the outside world.

In the video below, each kid says who they miss the most while undergoing longterm treatment. Then, that person (or persons) records an audio note with messaging service WhatsApp, which connects to a player placed inside a teddy bear sent to the hospital.

Watch as each patient hears ELO’s messages for the first time. You don’t need to speak their language to translate this kind of love.