"Ponso was very interested by the teddy bear we bought," SOS Ponso, a group dedicated to helping him, wrote on Facebook. "He took it and brought it on the island, far from Germain and Mohamed."
A video shows Germain and Mohamed calling to Ponso as they row up to the island. He runs out to greet them, climbing up a nearby tree. Once they land and he sees the teddy bear, he rushes down and grabs it, carrying it a few yards away before sitting down to play with it.