the first thought that comes to mind is Teddy Roosevelt...a tale is told about how the Teddy Bear came to have its name. it seems Theodore was out hunting and a bear was cornered so he could shoot it. but he refused. he did not think that was fair. news of this incident spead and afterwards, he was called Teddy Roosevelt.
the second is of a young man i went to college with in Pikeville Kentucky in the late sixties and early seventies.
He was tall and fluffy and had a head of dark brown hair...we all called him Teddy Bear...our gentle giant.