If you asked people nowadays , they’ll say it is a stuffed bear animal that is cute , small, light – making a greatest company for kids. They also one of the cutest gifts that suitable in any occasion (of course not in the funeral). But what people don’t know , is what’s behind the creation of the fluffy bear toy .
It started when the former U.S president , Theodore Roosevelt (whose nicknamed “Teddy”) went for an bear hunting invitation from Mississippi Governor, Andrew H. Longino . Most of the hunters already killed an animal, excluding Roosevelt himself . So , one of the Roosevelt’s attendant tied up an American Black Bear for Roosevelt to kill .
Yet , Roosevelt refused to kill it and instead let them killed the bear. Therefore , it became a hit sensation , with the ‘help’ of Clifford Berryman . Initially , it had comically drew a tied black bear and a disgusted face of Roosevelt . Then , Berryman started drew it a bit smaller than the initial ones .
In coincidence , Morris Michtom , a famous toy maker to create a little stuffed bear . Roosevelt already given the permission to use his name to the new toy . Meanwhile in Germany , Richard Steiff was unaware of Michtom’s bear , already exhibited the stuffed bear in Leipzig Toy Fair .
A buyer from New York, Hermann Berg went to the fair and became interested with the stuffed bear . He ordered 3000 to be sent to America . No records of the bears ever landed on the soil of America , due to the story of the ship carrying the bears were shipwrecked .
The bear sensation already making their way into ‘stardom’ in malls . Its more popular among the kids . In early days, they were all made to look alike with bears , now almost every stuffed bear had larger eyes , babyish character which very attractive to the buyers out there .
Nonetheless , teddy bear is one hell of a SO CUTE doll !