🧸 - teddy bear emoji

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What does 🧸 - teddy bear emoji  mean?

The teddy bear emoji depicts a child's stuffed toy bear. Just released in 2018, emerging uses include referring to toys, children and their precious innocence, affection for significant others, and people who are just so freaking cute you want to squeeze them like a teddy bear.

Guess what, it's so new, it doesn't even work in this article! So ... use your imagination when you see those black boxes below.

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Examples of 🧸 - teddy bear emoji

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Examples of 🧸 - teddy bear emoji
Cuddly, adorable, and a childhood staple: Yes, the teddy bear deserves an emoji.
Madeline Buxton, Refinery 29, June, 2018
Sending a very big thank you to all of the families who took part in our “Stuffed with Hugs” events this weekend. You made 150 teddies for children in need! 🧸👏🧸👏#BuildABear #RedCrossKids
@irishredcross, June, 2018
I think... maybe your shoe is a comfort object for you. It's been with you through a lot, and like you said, it represents being free! You were holding it more like a stuffed animal than like anything else. 🧸👞
@WildlyMona, June, 2018
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Where does 🧸 - teddy bear emoji come from?

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As modern legend has it, the teddy bear was created in 1902 by Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michtom. He was inspired by an act of mercy, popularly depicted in a political cartoon, on the part of President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt who refused to shoot a bear that was tied to a tree on a hunting trip.

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Michtom put the soft, plush bear in the window of his shop with a sign “Teddy’s bear.” The name, eventually morphed into teddy bear, stuck, and the toy became one of the most popular the world over.

Teddy bears didn’t make it into emoji-land until 2018 under Unicode 11.0, though there are scores of bear kaomoji, a form of Japanese emoticons developed in the 1980s, as well as the popular bear face emoji  🐻 which debuted in 2010.

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In July 2017, Ariel Jacobs proposed a teddy bear emoji to the Unicode Consortium (which governs emoji standards), observing: “While there are many work-related emoji, there are no emojis that currently represent toys.” Jacobs added that a teddy bear would make for a useful distinction from the bear face emoji  🐻, which has been sometimes previously used for teddy bears online.

Who uses 🧸 - teddy bear emoji ?

As of July 2018, the teddy bear emoji is still a brand-new toy for users to play with.

On Twitter, people are using the emoji to signify actual teddy bears, such as toy collectors seeking repairs.

The teddy bear emoji can also signify charity, like toys and books gifted to children in need.

Beloved as they are by children, it’s no surprise that the teddy bear emoji is marking all things children, especially the joy, fun, innocence, and preciousness of youth.

Teddy bears are cute and snuggly, like K-pop stars or good boyfriend material, which the teddy bear emoji is helping to note.

Expect a spike in the teddy bear emoji every September 9, National Teddy Bear Day

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