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Old 03-26-2016, 05:59 PM   #1
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Fairy Godmother Consoles Grieving Mom

A young mother whose daughter died shortly after birth took the teddy bear containing her daughter's ashes to Disney World.

This was such a touching account that I just had to post a link to it here since I know many of you will be thinking as I was, "How very Disney!"

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/mom-...ry?id=37932238
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What a beautiful moment - what a wonderful moment for the mother to cherish within such a sorrowful & tragic event. And how special & magical a person that fairy godmother was to embrace the situation & turn it into a mgical Disney moment for the grieving mother. These are the Disney moments I enjoy reading rather than some that have been posted recently regarding other not so Disney moments. Thank you Dot for sharing this story.
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This is a lovely story. Thanks for sharing it.
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What a beautiful & touching story. This will be a lasting memory for the mother forever. Thank you for sharing a true Disney moment.
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I saw that on Facebook! I hope that Fairy Godmother somehow sees just how much she meant to that mother.
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I would guess another CM will likely have seen it, recognized her and told her about it if she didn't happen onto that or hear about it somewhere else.

This was highlighted in our sign-on news and went viral. Highly likely she knows how much her caring meant to this young mom.
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That is such a lovely story, thank you so much for sharing it.
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How beutiful,,,,thank you for sharing such a beautiful and compassionate story.....
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That story brought me to tears. Thank you for sharing it.
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