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The story of The Bear Who Stepped Up is based on James Thomas, who was killed in a terrorist attack in a shopping mall in Kenya in 2013. He was an incredibly warm, inspiring, creative and fun person, who is very much missed by all who knew him. If you want to read more about his life and the kind of person he was, read on…

News article from the Daily Maverick

Youtube video of his wife, Colleen Thomas’ eulogy

Script of Margie Worthington-Smith (business colleague)’s eulogy

Rev David Meldrum’s Sermon at James’ funeral