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When you think of giving a huggable plush to someone as a gift, all sorts of images come to mind. There is the parent or grandparent giving one to a child, the sweethearts trying to get through one last semester apart, or even the family member on deployment in some far off place. We all have that one special person, and my special person is my grandpa, so I am sharing our CloudPet™ with him.
My grandpa doesn’t have a smartphone, but everyone else in my family does. So, with a little help from my little brother and my dad, it’s not a problem to get my grandpa as close to online as he is ever likely to get. When I was a kid he was always the one that sent me notes – not via smart phone because it was the ’80’s, but words of encouragement nonetheless. Now, he is the one who needs a bit of extra encouragement and something soft to hold on to from time to time, and in this way I can be there for him.
I love that there is a way more personal than a text message for me to offer him some support and tell him I love him, or just let him know that I am thinking about him. Even the chance to remind him that I am so thankful to have him in my life is such a great opportunity.
I live more than a thousand miles away from him now with a family and kids of mine to tuck in at night, the same way he used to tuck me in when I was their ages. So, when I want to send a message, I can send a goodnight message to the Bear through a special app on my smartphone and his heart flashes red to let my grandpa know that he has a new very special message from our hearts to his.
What he loves most is being able to share messages he receives with others. So when he gets something that makes him smile he is delighted to share it with my parents, my brother, or even my uncle when he comes to town. Being together is best, but sharing CloudPets™ is something special.
CloudPets™ are a new, one-of-a-kind product that helps you bridge the miles. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the voice of a loved one is worth 10,000. You can’t hug a text message, but you can definitely embrace a CloudPet™. And if you aren’t sending your CloudPet™ to a 90-year-old man, you can even set up parental controls to restrict who can send your CloudPet™ messages.
CloudPets™ are only in a select number of Walmart stores right now, but they will be available nationwide soon. And if bears aren’t your thing, you can also find unicorns, kitties, puppies, and bunnies! Find out more about the magic behind CloudPets™. Look for the display full of CloudPets™, and grab your favorite to share with someone you love. Don’t forget to pick up three “AA” Batteries, too – you’ll need them to get your CloudPet™ up and running.
If you’re curious to see even more about exactly how CloudPets™ works, check out this How it Works video! Is there a loved one far away that would cherish the sound of your voice? Which CloudPets™ will choose for them?