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Vachik Pachik

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Loving and caring


This teddy-bear was born in Germany, in a finest toy-making factory. He was escorted to Moscow, Russia (then Soviet Union) to join other peers at a display in the magical world of toys.

In the 1970s, however, he finally found his home in Yerevan, Armenia, where he was brought along by the help of the late uncle of the current guardian, becoming the best friend of the current guardian's mother.

When the current guardian was born, Vachik Pachik was presented to her, and was named a few years later after her late father. Since then the teddy-bear served her as an angel, protector during the chaos of the post-Soviet Union era.

He has visited with her the darkest corners of her flat (during blackouts), visited her school, dentist's chair, family reunions, and was a favourite amongst friends.

His love and magical empathy towards everyone touched each person's soul. During his 35 years he has served his guardians so much that his fur has already been re-knitted twice.

In the past few years, Vachik Pachik was lucky enough to travel back and forth between the United States and Armenia, finally settling down in London, United Kingdom.

He is now retired, and is recharging his strength to serve generations to come!

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