12-year-old captures hearts with hand-sewn teddy bears for sick kids
An Australian boy’s simple acts of kindness are going a long way.
Campbell Remess is a 12-year-old boy from Tasmania, who’s been making teddy bears for sick children by hand.
Under the name Project 365, he’s aiming to create one fluffy present a day for kids in hospital, and making a lot of people cry on social media in the process.
When Remess was just nine, he asked his parents if they could buy Christmas presents for kids in hospital, but was told it would cost too much, according to a Facebook post.
So he decided to grab a sewing machine and make some toy bears on his own, spurning video games in favour of old fashioned stitching.
Three years on, Remess’s little idea has garnered plenty of attention on the internet, especially in the last week after his story on TV program The Feed went viral.
“Lots of people have donated fur and ribbons and lots of stuff,” he told ABC News.
You can keep track of the bears Remess has been making on the group, where he gives each of the teddy bears a name, like Gangas below.
Or Teddles the bear, which Remess recently just finished.
It’s definitely not the last of Remess’ efforts. He’s also working to organise a fundraising dinner for cancer research in Hobart.
What a kid, hey? Legend.