Reunited! Boy with autism finds his lost bear, thanks to Twitter and strangers

When Jessica Hoffart’s son Lucas lost his favorite stuffed animal he calls Bear, his mom worried how the 2-year-old boy — who has autism — would cope. According to, Bear is Lucas’ safety toy; Bear plays a huge role in the boy’s routine and keeps Lucas calm when he panics. So Hoffart launched a citywide search for the lost toy and only three days later Lucas and Bear were reunited, thanks to the kindness of a stranger. Sandra Morales was walking to the grocery store with her son, Daniel, when she spotted the toy. When she saw Hoffart on the news, she immediately returned Bear to Lucas.  Read the heartwarming story at