Oh, to love a Plushie.
In a particularly Heartwarming story, (Again, from MSNBC (I really do read other news sources, really!)) Author Susan Cheever gives us a personal story of her and her daughter, and a small brown bear. I remember my collection of stuffed animals, and my favorite one, "Scruffy". This'll leave a smile on our face when you're finished.
(As a biased side note, I wonder if we may eventually welcome her into the ranks of the fandom? I hope so. =-} )