Toy was due to travel to Thailand with its owner, but is now living in luxury thanks to kind staff at Yekaterinburg airport.
'Don't worry Ulyana, your teddy is safe with us!' Picture: Koltsovo airport
Young Ulyana was so excited by her coming vacation in Thailand that she forgot to pick up her new teddy bear when it came to boarding the plane at Koltsovo airport in Yekaterinburg.
Yelena's mother immediately emailed the airport asking to please take care of the precious toy - and return him to the tearful girl when she gets back to her home city in the New Year.
Pictures show the bear being treated in the lap of luxury by airport staff, and evidently having a whole lot of fun.
'What kind hearts you've got. Happy New Year and bless you everyone at Koltsovo airport!' Pictures: Koltsovo airport
'Our young passenger left for her tropical holiday, and her little teddy bear was late to catch the plane. He stayed at the airport,' said an airport source.
'Ulyana's mother emailed us, asking to find the bear and look after him.'
The airport's kind-hearted staff wrote back to girl: 'Don't worry Ulyana, your teddy bear is doing great! While you swim and sunbathe, he's living with us.
'Have a look at some pictures we took of him.'
Teddy bear was set to travel to Thailand. Pictures: Koltsovo airport
The airport's spokesman Dmitry Tyukhtin explained: 'Ulyana and her mother left to Bangkok on 25 December, and next morning they emailed us to say that they had lost the teddy bear.'
The airport's action brought a warm reaction.
Olga Chekalkina wrote: 'What kind hearts you've got. Happy New Year and bless you everyone at Koltsovo airport!'
Another commenter, Dima, said: 'Ulyana will remember this for the rest of her life.
'She'll know there is kindness in this world - and perhaps some of us will realise it, too.'
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