In 1998, a little girl dropped off Kasha (Aliana) at NEAS with a beanie baby black bear. We took her home and she made us so happy for 15 years. She was clever and playful and while always a little skiddish, she loved us very much. And she loved that bear her whole life. Every day she would bring it to us in the living room and every night back up to the bedroom, meowing the whole time she carried it. She was especially a Daddy’s girl and would follow him all around the house. We lost her in 2013 and she is deeply missed. Thank you to that little girl and her gift of The Bear.