Did you know that the Teddy Bear, that source of security and comfort for children and adults originated from President Teddy Roosevelt?
Long time ago, on a hunting trip in Mississippi, Teddy Roosevelt was unable to find an animal to kill. Members of the hunting party had already killed animals with the aid of hounds. Teddy’s entourage found a black bear, clubbed it and tied it to a tree to enable Teddy to shoot it. Teddy refused and ordered the bear to be put out of its misery. This resulted in a political cartoon with a much smaller bear. Morris Michtom saw the cartoon which inspired him to create a softer, bear cub which he advertised as “Teddy’s bear,” with Teddy Roosevelt’s permission. Instant commercial success. The rest is history.
Famous Bears :
Mr Bean’s Bear “Teddy” has been stitched and decapitated many times but Mr Bean never travels without it.
Winnie the Pooh has brought joy to many children over the years, my children and their mother included.
The next time you see a teddy, know that it originated with Teddy Roosevelt.
As for that teddy, that visually appealing garment loved by women (and men!), perhaps that was invented for comfort (like the teddy bear) for women. Either way, women are partial to both.