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By Randal Coombs


A dad had the best Father’s Day ever after finding out he was going to become a grandad with a talking teddy bear.

As Andelmo Aponte and his family celebrated on June 16, he was handed a huge gift bag from daughter Cassandra Napier and lifted out a Chewbacca doll, eliciting an ‘aww’ from him.

With daughter Crystal watched on in Wesley Chapel, Florida, she told him there was more to the gift and encouraged him to squeeze the bear.

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Speaking clearly, the bear says ‘hey dad, I just wanted to wish you a very Happy Father’s day and to let you know that we’re having a baby’.

As soon as he heard the end of the recording, Andelmo started shouting, before hugging the bear and bursting out in tears of joy.

Cassandra said: “This is the first grandchild.

“Dad called me as soon as he finished and was excited by the news.

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“We chose the Chewbacca doll because my dad loves Star Wars and even named his Yorkies after Princess Leia and Obi Wan, so we thought having Chewie would be a cute addition.

“My sister Crystal was pivotal in making everything work.

“She was visiting my dad for summer vacation, so I sent the gift to her so she could assemble and give it to my dad.

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“I also requested that she record his reaction so that I would have a cute video to show my future child.”

Cassandra and her husband Alan’s baby is due on February 10, 2020.