Teddy bear lost during airport shooting returned to family

By Layron Livingston - Reporter

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Days after one of the darkest days in South Florida history, a silver-lining appeared when a little girl was reunited with her teddy bear.

During the shootings at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport last week, a young girl named Courtney left behind her teddy bear in the chaos that ensued.

As their 10-year-old daughter was crying over her lost friend, Courtney's mom, Kim, sent out a tweet pleading for help in locating the bear named Rufus. Even the Broward Sheriff's Office got into the search, re-tweeting the message to a wider audience.

Thankfully, just days after the shootings that left 5 people dead, airport workers found Rufus among the thousands of items left behind during the incident.

"We found Rufus!" the airport tweeted.

Tuesday afternoon, Courtney and Rufus were reunited at the airport.

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