Teddy Bears had become the most popular gifts for children and partners on Valentine's Day, birthday and Christmas. the name originated from a bear hunting trip between the former US President Theodore Roosevelt (nicknamed "Teddy") and his friends. most of the other hunters had already killed an animal, while his men chased down an American Black Bear and suggested that Roosevelt should shoot it, he refused. but instructed that the bear be killed and put out of its misery.
the image was later used by Clifford Berryman and posted The Washington Post (November 16, 1902). Morris Michtom saw the drawing and was inspired to create a new toy, he placed his creation in his shop window with a sign "Teddy's Bear". Roosevelt approved the usage of his name. the toy was a huge success and Michtom founded the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co. in 1906, ladies and children were carrying them everywhere, Roosevelt even used one as a mascot during his re-election.