CLIFTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An autism awareness teddy bear is back where it belongs after being stolen from a diner in New Jersey.

The bear has been returned to Allwood Diner in Clifton.

An Autism awareness bear was stolen from the Allwood Diner. (credit: Facebook/Allwood Diner)

Surveillance video showed the bearnapper walk into the diner earlier this week and then back run out, carrying the large stuffed animal.

The owner said it was a “youngster making a not-well-thought-out-prank.”

“To him it was just a stuffed bear, but he quickly realized what this bear meant to Allwood Diner and the Clifton community,” the diner said in a Facebook post.