Courtney Gelinas smiled as airport spokesman Greg Meyer opened the boot of his SUV to reveal Rufus, the teddy the 10-year-old had received from her dying grandfather a decade ago.
When Mr Meyer handed Rufus to Courtney, she held the bear tight.
Courtney, from Windsor, Ontario, was with her parents and siblings and about to board a plane home when Esteban Santiago is alleged to have fatally shot five people one floor below them on Friday.
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