Long ago, a priest that our family knew was sent to Australia. He found out that I loved Koala Bears so he brought me a stuffed one upon his return. He had married my parents but I don’t know if they were very close to him. I would guess that I was 7 or 8, when he gave me this bear. I was the only one that received a gift.
The fur is real, the eyes are gone, but I remember he had them. His claws are plastic. The stuffing is very hard now but I remember loving this bear and I had a smaller one too. That one was a little more “loved” like the Velvetine Rabbit book. I hope to see some Koala Bears soon!