On November 14, 1902, US President Theodore Roosevelt went to Mississippi to solve a problem. After a day's work, Roosevelt went hunting. However, he was unhappy because he couldn't find any big game to shoot during the hunt.
Legend has it that his host wanted the hunting trip to be successful, so he went out and found a bear cub and tied it to a tree for Roosevelt to shoot. But Roosevelt refused and asked him to set it free.
A few days later, a shopkeeper saw the cartoon and had his wife make many toy bears based on the bear in the cartoon. They named them after Roosevelt’s nickname Teddy. In early 1903, they sold these teddy bears in the shop and many people came to buy them.