Still sleep with your teddy bear? You are not alone. According to a new study commissioned by Build-a-Bear, fifty-six percent of 2,000 Americans say they still have their childhood plush. Seventy-two percent “want to keep their stuffed animal forever.” Forty percent still cuddle with Mr. Bear at night.
These results are not surprising. Other studies suggest similar trends. Individuals, young and old, want comfort and reassurance. Hugging a cuddly pal helps.
For those who missed it on September 9, Happy Belated Teddy Bear Day. If you’re craving an uplift with motivational text and enchanting photos, check out The Big Squeeze by Susan Mangiero.