It’s been two months since St. Louis Police Officer Blake Snyder was gunned down. And 2-year-old Malachi hasn’t stopped asking for his daddy.
How do you tell a toddler his daddy is never coming home?
"He’s been asking for his daddy a lot," Elizabeth Snyder told KTVI. "I don’t know how to respond to him yet. Every time I look at him, I’m also reminded of my husband not coming home."
That talk will have to happen sometime. But for now, Malachi’s been given something to remember his dad by： Two teddy bears made out of his dad’s uniform.
The bears were an early Christmas present from a family friend. Snyder posted a photo on Facebook of the beaming boy clutching his gift.
The words "love you always" and "always with you" are sewn into the feet of each bear.
made out of：慣用語，用…做的（某物已改變或轉型）。例句：I was told that it was popular to have candle-holders made out of wine bottles a few decades ago.（我聽說數十年曾流行用酒瓶當燭台。）
gun someone （or an animal） down：慣用語，形容射殺某人或動物。例句：The drug lord was gunned down at his own doorway.（那名大毒梟在自己家門口被幹掉。）