Are you old enough to remember this song?
Since I’m a teddy bear lover I’ve hosted a couple of Teddy Bear Picnic events for my friends. It is wonderful to see other adults show up with well-worn and well-loved bears of their own. Like these two:
That one on the right belongs to my daughter and has been around for over 40 years.
Here is a table full of visitors from our last picnic. The fellow in the leather hat is my pal Sebastian. And the fellow attempting to defy gravity belongs to Himself - always independent of convention.
As you can see had a few non-ursine friends show up as well. Teddy bears don’t mind. The job of friendship, comfort, and hugs can be done by other stuffed folk too.