A teddy bear is a stuffed toy animal in the shape of a bear. Among toy animals, bears are especially common and popular. Plush bears are the subject of entire toy lines, and the specialty in some toy shops.Teddy bears are Older than Television; their name comes from Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, who once refused to shoot a bear during a bear hunt. So, a teddy bear is a cute thing whom one would not want to kill, and the Steiff bear was patented in 1905. The label "teddy bear" now refers to almost any plush bear.Teddy bears always avert Bears Are Bad News. Teddy bears are not fierce; they like to give hugs! Teddy bears rarely act like bears (unless they want to eat honey), they are just generic animals who happen to be bears because they are furry and not human. Teddy bears are anthropomorphic and usually fit the Funny Animal trope; they do not look human, but they have two arms and two legs (whereas real bears have four legs), and would walk on two feet, though they are often posed sitting. Teddy bears have eyes, nose and mouth almost like a human; but their bear ears are on top of their head. On the bear's behind, there might be a small tail. Teddy bears wear fur; brown is the usual generic bear color, but some bears are other colors. Some bears have a small amount of hair (of whatever color) between their ears. Some bears wear a shirt.
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