We have all cuddled teddy bears as a child, but very few know that it started with Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt. While hunting black bear in Mississippi, the President became increasingly frustrated at not being able to shoot a bear. To help him, hunt guides captured a bear and tied it to a tree, but after viewing the exhausted bear, President Roosevelt decided to let the animal go. On November 16, 1902 a Washington Post Cartoon by Clifford Berryman showed a bear which also appeared in later cartoons. Brooklyn Russian toy shop owners, Morris Michtom and his wife, designed a cuddly toy based on the cartoon and the Teddy Bear was born.