Aleppo's Children

Aleppo Airstrike Destroyed All But Zakarya Badawi’s Teddy Bear

Zakarya Badawi
An airstrike destroyed Zakarya Badawi's home. All he has left is his teddy bear. Thaer Mohammad

All that Zakarya Badawi has left is his teddy bear.

An airstrike completely destroyed the 2-year-old's family home while he was inside with his mother and sister. They all survived — but little else did, save for the teddy bear.

And Zakarya is deeply attached to the stuffed animal: He talks to it and can't sleep without it, his mother said.