Six-year-old Cameron Button was so worried that Pudsey Bear would be all alone after the Children in Need appeal that his mum Charlotte put out a plea for help on Facebook – so our Isle of Wight store's community champion invited him in to meet Pudsey and find out what he's up to.
Clare said: “Cameron was overwhelmed when he saw Pudsey and never stopped smiling.
“I told him that Pudsey was just off on holiday to visit his family around the world so he wasn’t on his own!
“Pudsey had a suitcase which we looked in and I showed Cameron Pudsey’s passport, apple, teddy and flannel, then Cameron gave Pudsey a couple of pictures he had drawn.
“In return Pudsey gave him a goodie bag to take home including a mini Pudsey bear to take care of.”
Cameron's autistic, so his mum Charlotte says Clare's gesture made a big impression.
She said: "Clare and the team were absolutely fantastic – I cannot thank them enough. They have made such a difference to Cameron.
"Cameron came into store to see Pudsey a few weeks ago and then he saw him visit a nursery near his school, Lanes End Primary, but then he began to question if Pudsey was okay and if he was all alone. He got quite anxious and he needed some closure as he woke up crying. That's when I decided to put a plea on Facebook and Clare got in touch."
Charlotte told Cameron that Clare at our store looked after Pudsey and that there may be a chance of him seeing him.
"When we arrived at the store we got Cameron to bang on a door by the customer service desk and Pudsey opened it and came out. Cameron could not believe it. He was smiling and talking away the whole time.
"Since then he has been absolutely buzzing. Cameron took the little gifts Pudsey gave him into school and he even got up in front of everyone and talked about it. He's even written Clare a thank you letter so it's helped with his school work too."