West Hampstead boy, 8, receives letter from Paddington Bear
- Credit: Archant
Paddington Bear often sent letters to Aunt Lucy in deepest, darkest Peru - but when a West Hampstead eight-year-old, wrote to the marmalade-loving bear, the cuddly character wrote back.
Speaking on Tuesday about the moment they opened the letter from the spectacled-bear, Tahir Rahman’s mum, Jennifer, 36, said: “He was ecstatic. He was showing it off so much.
“Because of Paddington writing to him, he thinks he’s his pen pal. Paddington seems to be something that connects all the kids together in my home,” she added.
Tahir’s letter was delivered to the director of Paddington 2, when his older sister, 14-year-old Anisah, went on a set visit as part of the Haverstock School Journalism Project.
Tahir, who is autistic, told the South American character that he understood ‘how city life is so hard’ as he sometimes found Oxford Street to be boring.
You may also want to watch:
Paddington replied using the same stationery and handwriting as in the film, which is released this month.
He wrote to say how he was enjoying the cold weather, and had eaten marmalade sandwiches after going ice skating.
- 1 'Safe and secure home' - Camden takes landlord to court over eviction threat
- 2 Car driver arrested after crash with van in Camden Town
- 3 Piers Plowright obituary: BBC and Hampstead star dies at 83
- 4 Discovering 'rich' poetry of Hampstead Heath on guided tours
- 5 Man charged with indecent exposure and voyeurism in West Hampstead
- 6 Charitable hospital set to open new £35m wing
- 7 Thames Water 'sorry' after Finchley Road diversion sees cars damaged
- 8 Anger over Thames Water and Westminster Council's flash floods response
- 9 O2 Centre: Developer says it 'will listen' but still aiming for 1,900 homes
- 10 'Like the Fleet's resurfaced': Flash flooding hits Hampstead and Highgate