We have some warm, fuzzy news for you on this Friday.
Brace yourself, because it’s National Teddy Bear Day!
It’s celebrated every year on September 9, and serves as a time to remember the special teddy we all had as a child.
Back in 1902, 25th President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub while hunting in Mississippi.
The incident made national news. The story was later picked up by a cartoon artist named Clifford Berryman, for the Washington Post.
The staff over at Build-A-Bear in Duluth were busy building and stuffing all morning long.
"I have 30 of them, counting the one I bought today! I’m going to hold off for a little while now, or at least try to,” teddy bear enthusiast Theresa Hoyt said.
The day started out with a pretty fluffy deal, five dollar teddy bears while supplies lasted.
"We want to recognize National Teddy Bear Day but we also want to offer something that's affordable so everyone, of any budget can afford to experience to offer,” Build-A-Bear Manager Kevin Polson said.
The Theodore Roosevelt Association has given more than 80,000 bears to sick kids across the country.