October 12th has been dubbed Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day. As fun of an opportunity this may be, how can people who are without a teddy bear celebrate? Luckily, there’s plenty of famous teddy bears who’d love to spend the workday with you, but it’s important to know the pros and cons that come with each companion.
Bedtime Bear, The Care Bears franchise
Bedtime Bear will be sure you get a goodnight’s sleep prior to heading to the office. His drowsy nature makes him very quiet, meaning you haven’t to worry about loud noises distracting your concentration.
However, his constant yawning and sleepy grins might leave you feeling ready for a much-too-early desk nap yourself.
Corduroy, Don Freeman’s Corduroy book
Expect loyalty and affection from this department store bear. His keen eye for fashion mishaps will be a huge benefit; he’ll be a great help pointing out any unsightly lint or malfunctioning zippers on your planned work outfit.
Be prepared for his love of buttons, especially ones to look like those on his trusty corduroys, to distract him enough to go wandering around to inspect and attempt to collect buttons on office furniture.
Fozzie Bear, The Muppets franchise
Water cooler banter will get much sillier with Fozzie adding to the conversation. You might even get a chance to hang out with some his Muppet pals after hours.
Beware! His constant prop gags and excessive puns could cause fits of roaring laughter (or sighs of annoyance) that lead you astray from your current projects. Now that would just be unbearable. Waka waka!
Lotso aka Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear, Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3
His strawberry scent and cuddly exterior will instantly improve your mood. Plus if you’re having a bad day, he’s got a big hug with your name on it.
Keep an eye on him, though, and intervene if he exhibits signs of organizing a classist system among the other work-bound teddy bears.
Paddington Bear, Michael Bond’s Paddington Bear book series
Paddington Bear will be a conversation starter, showing you souvenirs from his travels and fun experiences around England.
Your coworkers will definitely appreciate his polite and kindhearted presence, but they may get frustrated if his knack for curiosity turns the office space into a chaotic mess.
Pooky, Jim Davis’ Garfield comics
Pooky’s a great listener who loves to cuddle during nap time. If you need a mock audience to practice that big presentation on or someone to vent your stresses to, Pooky’ll be readily available for you.
Keep in mind that Garfield might require you to follow some complex terms and conditions for borrowing Pooky; that is his dearest friend, after all.
Radar, Seasame Street franchise
Spending most of his time resting in Big Bird’s nest, he’ll be utterly content chilling silently at your desk all day.
Plan ahead on making a quick stop to return him to Big Bird on your way home. If only you knew how to get to Sesame Street…
Ted, Seth MacFarlane’s Ted film series
It’ll be like having one of your closest buds at work. You can sing out your favorite tunes during the morning commute and gossip about or play pranks on your least favorite coworkers.
However, don’t be surprised if Ted’s raunchy humor or cannabis consumption inspires your boss to give you a disciplinary heart-to-heart.
Winnie-the-Pooh, Disney’s Winnie-the-Pooh franchise
This chubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff will be sure to give you lots of kindness and encouragement. Though he may ask lots of questions to better understand the workplace, he’ll be quick to try and make your workload a little lighter (even if he’s not sure what he’s doing).
Alway be sure to have plenty of honey pots handy when Pooh gets a rumbly tummy.