Growing up most people probably had a teddy bear that they loved, and it seems a lot of folks haven’t given up that love, even in adulthood.
Saturday is National Teddy Bear Day and in honor of the event, Build-A-Bear Workshop asked 2,000 adults about their favorite furry friends, and it seems many still have their childhood teddy bears. In fact, 56% of those polled have held onto their childhood bear for over two decades, while 72% plan to keep theirs forever.
And apparently for some adults, stuffed animals are so great they don’t have to be old for them to love them. The survey finds that more than half of those polled still own a stuffed animal, while 40% still sleep with one. What’s more, folks in the South are the most likely to have a stuffed animal (75%), followed by those in the Midwest (72%) and Northeast (70%).
As for why people love their teddy bears, the answer is pretty simple. Overall, 30% say they have a feeling of comfort when thinking about their childhood stuffed animal, while 22% have a memory of the first person who gave it to them.
Source: The Street