The Teddy Bear

A lonely child cries to his teddy bear. He has no one to confide in, no one to entrust his faith in. The teddy bear listens, and although it cannot reply, the boy still exposes his feelings to it. The boy wails loud enough to annoy his parents, loud enough to make them cringe. Such a pest. His parents want him to be silent, they do not wish to hear him. They do not care about his foolish, petty, and minuscule troubles. The boy knows this, he knows his parents view his emotions as a pathetic matter, that his parents see him as a burden, but the teddy bear does not. The teddy bear does not yell at him, the teddy bear does not physically abuse him for taking a cookie without asking, the teddy bear listens to his screams for help.

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