When Mariana and Sarahy opened their presents on Christmas, they were delighted to get teddy bears. But they quickly realized the stuffed toys were more than just a cuddly surprise.
The teddy bears, gifted by their aunt, had special audio messages from their grandfather who died last year.
The family is still reeling from his unexpected death — the grandfather died of a stroke while being robbed at a car wash, Buzzfeed reported — and not having him around during the holiday season is especially difficult.
The loss is particularly hard on the two young Oklahoma girls, said Jennifer Ramos, their 16-year-old sister who shared a video of their reaction on Twitter. That's why the presents meant so much.
Each teddy bear had a recording of an "inside joke" between the girls and their beloved grandfather, and ended with his laugh.
The girls wept and hugged the bears tightly upon hearing his voice — an unforgettable moment for them, their family and those who watched the viral moment online.
Watch the video above to see the heartwarming moment.