Teddy Bear's Call
I was on the outskirts of a little
trying to reach my destination before
the sun went down.
The old CB was blaring away on channel
when there came a little boy's voice
on the radio line.
He said, "Breaker 1-9, is anyone
Come on back, truckers, and talk
to Teddy Bear.
"I keyed the mike and said, "You
got it, Teddy Bear.
"The little boy's voice came back
on the air,
appreciate the break.
"Who we got on the other end?
"I told him my handle and then he
"Now I'm not supposed to bother
you boys out there.
Mom says you're busy and for me
to stay off the air.
But you see, I get lonely and it
helps to talk
cause that's about all I can do.
I'm crippled and cannot walk.
"I came back and told him to fire
up that mike,
I'd talk to him as long as he'd
"This was my dad's radio," the little
"but I guess it's mine and Mom's
cause my daddy's dead.
Dad had a wreck about a month ago.
He was trying to get home in a blinding
Mom has to work now to make ends
I'm not much help with my crippled
She says not to worry that she'll
make it all right.
But I hear her crying sometimes
late at night.
there's one thing I want more than
anything else to see.
Ah I know you guys are too busy
to bother with me.
But, you see, my dad used to take
me for rides
when he was home.
But I guess that's all over now
since my daddy's gone.
"Not one breaker came in on that
as that little crippled boy talked
I tried hard to swallow the lump,
it just would not stay down
as I thought about my boy at home
"Dad was going to take Mom and me
with him later on this year.
I remember him saying,
'Someday this old truck will be
yours, Teddy Bear.
But I know I will never get to ride
in an 18-wheeler again.
But this old base will keep me in
with all my trucker friends.
Teddy Bear's going to back out now
and leave you alone
cause it's almost time for Mom to
But you give me a shout when you're
and I'll be happy to come back to
Well I came back and said,
"Before you 10-10, what's your home
20, little CB friend?
"He gave me his home address and
I didn't hesitate one second because this hot load of freight was just
gonna have to wait.
I turned that truck around on a
and headed for Jackson Street 229.
As I rounded the corner, I got one
heck of a shock,
18-wheelers lined up for three city
I guess every trucker from miles
had caught Teddy Bear's call,
and that little boy was having a
For as fast as one driver would
carry him in,
another would carry him to his truck
and they'd take off again.
Well you better believe I took my
turn at riding Teddy Bear.
And then I carried him back in and
put him down in his chair.
Buddy, if I never live to see happiness
I want you to know I saw it that
in the face of that little man.
We took up a collection before his
mom came home.
Each driver said goodbye and then
they were gone.
He shook my hand with a mile-long
grin and said,
"So long trucker, I'll catch you
"I hit that interstate with tears
in my eyes.
I turned on my radio and got another
"Breaker 1-9," came a voice on the
"just one word of thanks from Mom
We wish each and every one a special
prayer for you
cause you just made my little boy's
dream come true.
"I'll sign off now before I start
"May God ride with you; 10-4 and