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Published: Thursday, March 24, 2016 @ 1:17 PM
Updated: Thursday, March 24, 2016 @ 1:30 PM
A photo of Cinderella’s “Fairy Godmother” hugging a purple teddy bear at Disney World might just make you tear up when you learn the story behind it.
The photo was shared by Janice Maureen Murphy, and has gotten over 29,000 shares.
With it, she posted a note to the Fairy Godmother.
“You had no idea that the young woman that was holding a purple teddy bear was me,” wrote Janice. “I was just another stranger, waiting in line to meet a character at the most magical place on Earth.”
Janice’s daughter, Analiese, lived just 85 minutes after her birth, according to her blog.
“[W]hen you found out that my daughter had died, and that her ashes are within the bear, you treated her the same way you treat every child that comes to see you every single day: with love, compassion and kindness,” wrote Janice. “When you hugged her, and kissed her cheek, you made me feel like Analiese mattered to you.”
She thanked the Fairy Godmother for her kindness.
“You helped me feel her spirit in a place she was never able to visit while alive. Thank you thank you thank you."