How the Teddy Bear Got Its Name

by The Happy Huggers @ The Serious Teddy Bear Company
on July 31, 2013

In November of 1902, the 26th President of the United States, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt had an encounter with a Mississippi bear that became the subject of several political cartoons of the day. These cartoons often featured President Roosevelt with a cute bear cub and the words “Spare the Bear”, alluding to the act of mercy that inspired the cartoons.

President Roosevelt’s Teddy Bear sparked toymaker Morris Mitchtom to craft a cuddly plush bear toy which he displayed in his Brooklyn shop along with the original cartoon and a sign naming the bear as “Teddy’s Bear”… a name that stuck!

Teddy Bears soon became a hot trend in American culture, beloved by children and adults alike. President Roosevelt embraced his association with the huggable Teddy Bears, using them as a political mascot in his campaign for re-election.

Serious Teddy Bears

The Serious Teddy Bear Company tradition of world-class teddy bear quality has its roots in our passion for helping people connect with their loved ones. “Hugs” the Bear is the Serious Teddy Bear Company’s signature teddy bear, hand-picked to deliver heartfelt teddy bear hugs and personalized messages of warmth to the people special to you. Read more about our history and dedication to customer experience in our About Us Section.


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Are you one of those people who doesn’t hug? What’s your excuse? It’s not manly? Hogwash! In many European countries—Greece, France, and Russia come to mind for starters—men enthusiastically hug each other in greeting and farewell. Strong people don’t show their emotions? More hogwash! Showing your emotions proves you are strong…strong enough to own your feelings. You’re […]

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5 Reasons Hugging is Healthy

on May 07, 2013

1. REDUCED BLOOD PRESSURE AND RISK OF HEART DISEASE It’s proven that hugs lead to less stress; after hugging, there is a reduction in your body’s cortisol level. Cortisol is the hormone associated with stress. Less stress equals lower blood pressure, which significantly reduces your risk of heart disease. 2. OXYTOCIN INCREASE Hugs increase oxytocin – the […]


on March 26, 2013

You give your kids vitamins to boost their immune systems, but do you give them hugs to boost their self-worth and self-esteem? What about the other people in your family? Do you share hugs with your spouse, your sisters and brothers, your parents? How about your friends? Do you show all these people how important […]


on February 21, 2013

When the pressure goes up, when your outlook is cloudy, when it’s raining on your prospects, when your relationship turns icy, when you’re in a fog…what do you need? You need a hug. Hugs have cured almost as many ills as chicken soup!      And when someone else is in a bad place in […]

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on November 08, 2011

A GOOD KIND OF “GLOBAL WARMING”   There’s a lot in the news lately about global warming—is it real, or is it hype; is it human-made, or is it simply Nature’s cycles? Whatever a person’s position is on the subject, though, everyone agrees that global warming is bad.             But there’s another kind of “global […]

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