A KIND-hearted motorist doubled back on her journey and crossed a dual carriageway – to rescue a one-armed teddy bear.
Sally Judd spotted the abandoned cuddly toy on the A9 dual carriageway while dropping off her daughter at nursery.
The 42-year-old struggled to get the image of toy out of mind and decided to turn back.
Sally, from Blair Atholl, Perthshire, risked life and limb to cross the dual carriageway – dubbed the most dangerous road in Scotland – to save the toy.
She parked in a nearby layby and waited until there was no traffic before crossing over to reach the central reservation.
The one-armed brown bear with a pink nose and feet is being “pampered” by the family until it can be reunited with its owners.
Sally has also put the bear on her Facebook page and has had hundreds of responses from all over the UK.
She said: “I spotted it on Tuesday morning on my way to drop off my child at nursery. I couldn’t get it out of my head, so I went back to get it. If it were one of my kids who lost it I would want to go back and get it.
“I’m not sure if it lost its arm in the ‘accident’ but it looks like it is cared for. I thought it had been maybe accidentally thrown out of the window and maybe the parents didn’t go back for it.”
Her post on social media shows the bear recovering from its ordeal with a bottle of “warm milk” and another photo shows it looking clean and refreshed.
In her post she said: “Please share far and wide. Beautiful teddy with only one arm found on south bound A9 dual carriageway between Blair Atholl and Pitlochry, Perthshire on Tuesday 28th March 2017.
“Looks well loved so I’m sure there’s a little girl or boy out there absolutely in bits over the loss.
“We’ve given teddy some warm milk and she’s currently being pampered in the bath.
“She’s keen to get home though so please share this wherever you are as her owners could be anywhere in the UK because this area is a major tourist area… let’s get teddy reunited with her owner.”
Since uploading the post yesterday morning, it has been shared by over 1300 strangers up and down the country.
Over 100 people have commented on the post have stating their location with some as far south as Bedford, Bedfordshire and as far north as Brora, Sutherland.
However, if the owner is not found, Sally has said the bear will have a happy new home with her family.
She said: “I’m very surprised by the response. I thought it was just going to be shared locally.
“If the owner isn’t found then it will have a happy home with my family.”