A woman who ‘married’ a ragdoll has launched a desperate bid to find their ragdoll child after he was ‘kidnapped’.
Meirivone Rocha Moraes, who married the ‘love of her life’ named Marcelo following their first meeting eight months ago, has claimed baby Marcelinho is being held hostage by captors who are demanding £161 for his release.
The concerned mother, 37, from Brazil, revealed the worrying development following a rollercoaster romance with the ragdoll, which has also involved a cheating scandal in which she accused her husband of an affair.
As she waits to hear news on her baby son’s whereabouts, she posted a TikTok video of herself putting up flyers in her neighbourhood urging people to come forward if they have any information.
Meanwhile the helpless mother, who has quit working while she searches for her son, revealed she is ‘terrified’ after receiving a video of her son sat in a corner of an abandoned building earlier this week.
Meirivone said: ‘There’s part of me worried they will set him on fire.
‘I can’t sleep, Marcelo is up all night calling out his son’s name.
‘Diego and Carol are sad because they can’t understand where their brother is.’
Revealing she is ‘terrified’, she said the stress and worry is ‘all too much’.
She claimed she and Marcelo have enlisted a group of friends and family to scour the streets looking for their youngest child.
She added: ‘I just love him so much. I’m left here thinking are they giving him a bath? Are they giving him clean milk? Are they taking good care of him?
‘Deep down my mother’s intuition is telling me he’s fine.
‘But I just don’t know what is happening.’
Meirivone, who is the sole breadwinner of the family, revealed she has given up work while she searches for her son as the captors demand 7,000 in Brazilian Real for his safe return.
In her bid to find Marcelinho, the mother has uploaded videos of herself putting up missing person posters on her social media accounts.
In one video – which has over 990,000 views on TikTok – she sits with her husband as they announce the devastating news.
Commenting on the video, one person said: ‘This mother’s despair is heartbreaking.’
Another added that, in contrast, Marcelo seemed ‘very calm’ about his missing son.
‘Oh my God, I hope they find him,’ added a third follower.
A fourth TikTok user demanded: ‘Who[ever] kidnapped Marcelinho, give him back now.’
Meirivone announced last summer that she had welcomed her third child with her ragdoll husband just as the pair returned home from their honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro.
She ‘gave birth’ in just 35 minutes at home, with a doctor and nurse on site, while livestreaming the event to an audience of 200 people.
Speaking about ‘labour’, she said: ‘I didn’t feel the contractions in pain.’
Despite it being physically impossible, she claims that it was like a real birth.
‘Seeing the placenta and the umbilical cord and the blood made it all real,’ she said.
‘He was here in 35 minutes and he is great. It really upsets me when people say this is fake. It makes me so angry.
‘I am a woman of character. My father, my mother taught me to be honest, to be a good person and not want to take advantage of anything.’