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A Warm Embrace

In a small cozy room, Mia was snuggled up with her favorite teddy bear, Mr. Hugs.

Small girl, brown eyes, curly brown hair, joyful in her bedroom with her teddy bear.

Outside, the wind whooshed, and Mia heard it say, 'Whoo-whoo! Let's play!'

Windy scene outside, Small girl, brown eyes, curly brown hair, joyful near the window.

But Mia felt scared. She hugged Mr. Hugs tight and whispered, 'Stay with me tonight.'

Small girl, brown eyes, curly brown hair, joyful hugging teddy, looking scared.

Suddenly, Mia's room glowed with a warm light, and Mr. Hugs smiled, 'All is right.'

Room illuminated, teddy bear seems to smile.

'Why so blue, little Mia?' asked Mr. Hugs in a tender voice filled with care.

Small girl, brown eyes, curly brown hair, joyful talking to Plush teddy bear, big smile, brown fur, comforting with wonder.

Mia replied, 'The wind is loud, and I'm all alone. It's all so frightening.'

Small girl, brown eyes, curly brown hair, joyful expresses her fear to the teddy bear.

'You're never alone,' said Mr. Hugs. 'Imagine a hug as cozy as a snug bug rug.'

Plush teddy bear, big smile, brown fur, comforting comforting Small girl, brown eyes, curly brown hair, joyful, gentle expression.

So they played a game! Mia imagined a hug that was soft, a hug that was big, and a hug that calmed.

Small girl, brown eyes, curly brown hair, joyful plays imagining game, feels better.

'Now imagine that hug is from someone you love. Who would it be?' Mr. Hugs asked gently.

Small girl, brown eyes, curly brown hair, joyful thinks about loved ones.

Mia closed her eyes. She saw her family's smiling faces, and felt their warm, loving embraces.

Small girl, brown eyes, curly brown hair, joyful visualizing her family's hugs.

When Mia opened her eyes, the wind seemed a friend, saying 'Whoo-whoo! Our play has no end!'

Small girl, brown eyes, curly brown hair, joyful no longer scared, wind friendly.

Mia giggled and knew that with love in her heart, even a windy night could be a fresh start.

Small girl, brown eyes, curly brown hair, joyful happy, room still cozy and warm.

Reflection Questions

  • How did Mia's feelings change throughout the story and why?
  • What does Mr. Hugs teach Mia about fear and loneliness?
  • How can we find comfort in our own fears like Mia did?

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