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Mackenzie's Important Thing
By Mackenzie
Genre: Non-fiction
Category: Student Examples

teddy bearMy important thing is a jet-black TY stuffed bear named Berry. When I was six, I had two previous teddy bears and they both had gotten lost.

I was on the couch with my sister and my father when I got Berry. I heard the doorbell ring, and my sister and I both rushed to the door and threw it open. At first we thought there wasn't anyone there, but I looked down and saw a plastic Carrs bag. I scooped it up and ran inside with it. My dad saw a note on the side of the bag, and he read it out loud to me. It was from Berry's sister; she was asking me to take care of him while she traveled to the end of the earth and back. I was overjoyed and hugged him in my arms.

Berry is still my favorite stuffed animal and is worn and not soft anymore, but I don't care because it's from six years of hugs. He will always be precious to me, and one day I will pass him on to my children. Until then, he will stay on the foot of my bed.

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