Stuffed furry friends put big smiles on the faces of children battling cancer at the Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo on Friday morning.

Five-year-olds Taylor and Noah are recovering from their battle with cancer and were each given teddy bears donated at an American Cancer Society event back in November.

About 30 bears were given out, meaning lots of smiling faces. Parents like Trica Johnson said the bears help kids get through the tough times.

"It does help day-to-day when the stress gets high and when she doesn't feel good," said Johnson, Taylor's mother. "There are people out there that truly care."

To donate a bear, contact a local Sanford or American Cancer Society office and tell them you want to buy one. Each costs $35.