September 9th Teddy Bear Day

Sept. 9th Teddy Bear Day

Theodore Roosevelt was hunting in Mississippi one day when his party came across a bear cub in the woods. He was offered the shot, since he was President and all, but refused to shoot because it was a baby. The press picked up on his compassion and wrote articles, including drawings of what they envisioned happened. Morris Michtom read the articles and got the idea he should make a teddy bear toy for kids. He wrote for permission from the President, who could not refuse, and the teddy bear, we all have come to love, was born.

How to celebrate – Dig your old teddy bear out of the attic. Take your teddy bear to lunch. Start a new teddy bear collection.