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.
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