Plush Animal Lovers Day is a day of celebration that is held every year to show your favourite stuffed toy some extra special love and appreciation. There’s an urban legend that says that the Teddy Bear, one of the worlds most popular plush animal pets, was invented when American President Theodore Roosevelt saw a baby bear on a hunting trip, and refused to shoot it.,

Everywhere you go these days you can find plushies of every variety, from stuffed Creeper’s from the famous Minecraft Franchise, to macro sized plushies of micro-sized diseases and bacteria. One of the most powerful cuddly plushes is a giant sized yeast that is responsible for brewing beer. And considering how often beer is a pre-cursor to cuddling, who can blame them

History of Plush Animal Lover’s Day

The original origins of the day’s creation are vague but there is an unconfirmed Urban Legend that the day first came about after a collectibles dealer named Royal Selangor came up with the idea of a Teddy Bears Picnic Day in the late eighties. Other stuffed toys became jealous that Teddy Bears were being singled out for their own celebration and demanded a special day all of their own! Not long after, Plush Animal Lovers Day quickly replaced Teddy Bears Picnic Day in popularity!

How to Celebrate Plush Animal Lover’s Day

Plush Animals Day is a great opportunity for you to share your love of your favourite toy with the rest of the world. Try taking them to your Office, school or work-place or by giving your toy an extra special tea party all of their own. Take this day to show your favourite toy just how much they have been loved in all the time you’ve been together and remember – a stuffed toy is for life, not just for Christmas!

If you’re feeling like customizing your Plush Animal Day experience, you can drop into your local Build-A-Bear Workshop, where you can build your own plush animal from the ground up, with your own personal selection of outfits, accessories, and more. Stuff them as plush as you want, or leave them a little more floppy for full-on cuddling.

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