History of the Teddy Bear

The teddy is named after the late President Theodore Roosevelt.

He supposedly refused to shoot a black bear that his attendants tied to a willow tree during one of his hunting expeditions. The president refused to shoot the bear declaring it was unsportsmanlike to do so. News of the event spread quickly and cartoons of the black bear appeared all over USA and eventually evolved becoming cuter and cuter in later versions. A store owner, inspired by the bear cartoon, made a cute stuffed bear and called it “Teddy’s bear”. The first teddy bear was a big hit and continuous to be to this day.

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