The teddy bear is a childhood favorite, the one we hold closely and tightly for comfort and keep around much longer than we should. They’re cuddly and soft – and never judge, disappoint or hurt. They’re the perfect emotional support for a child and even tweenies too.
You’ll be surprised to learn that the teddy bear is named after Theodore Roosevelt, a former United States president. In 1902, President Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub on a hunting trip in Mississippi and that incident made national news. Soon after, cartoons and comic strips inspired toymaker Morris Michtom to create a new toy. He designed a stuffed bear and named it Teddy Bear in honor of President Teddy Roosevelt.
Since then it has spawned a large range of stuffed animals such as Winnie the Pooh, Paddington the Bear, and the Care Bears. Who are your favorite stuffed animals and teddy bears? Share yours on social media with #NationalTeddyBearDay.
When Is National Teddy Bear Day?
We honor the world’s favourite toy on September 9th: National Teddy Bear Day!
History Of National Teddy Bear Day
We were unable to find the creator of this national day in our research, but we will be sure to keep you posted.