Today is NATIONAL TEDDY BEAR DAY

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September 9 celebrates National Teddy Bear Day.  We have all had a special cuddly teddy as a child.  Some of us still have our teddy bear from our childhood.  Whether or n

In November 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt and some of his friends went on a hunting trip to Mississippi. After hours of searching, Roosevelt and his group had not come across any wild animals. Finally, the group did track down and surrounded a helpless bear. One of the guides asked the president to shoot the bear so he could win a hunting trophy. The president refused, and news reporters throughout the country spread the story of Roosevelt’s kind act.

Not long after this took place, a famous cartoonist named Clifford Berryman drew a cartoon based on Roosevelt ‘s rescue of the bear. When a store owner in Brooklyn saw the cartoon, he decided to make toy bears to sell in his shop. He asked president Roosevelt for permission to use the name “”Teddy’s Bear”” for his toys, as a reminder of the bear Roosevelt had set free. Nowadays, everyone knows these toys as Teddy Bears, but few people know that they were named after President Theodore “”Teddy”” Roosevelt.

If you still have your childhood teddy, today is the perfect day to celebrate your childhood friend!

 

CELEBRATE

Remember your teddy bear and use #NationalTeddyBearDay to post on social media.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. akeem54
    Sep 09, 2015 @ 16:34:20

    This is pure historical and quite revealing. A very good post. kind permit me to reblog it.

    Reply

  2. NickyB.
    Sep 10, 2015 @ 23:04:01

    Wow! Who knew?!

    Reply

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