By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Feb 14, 2022 at 12:01 PM

In early January, a stuffed bear was left at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport in a Southwest Airlines waiting area.

This prompted an international attempt to find the owner, presumably a child, because this particular bear is given to children who are born with congenital heart defects.

The 5-year-old owner was located after a viral, month-long search and will be reunited with the bear at the airport on Tuesday.

I'm hoping the bear had fun recombobulating and hanging out with other left-behind stuffed toys, but is ready to return to their normal life of providing unconditional love in the form of squishy hugs. 

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.