Eeyore was always my reason for loving Winnie the Pooh. I have a small collection of Eeyore items.
Having had depressions on and off my whole life, I could relate to his pessimism, worry, and solemn demeanor.
Plus I am always rooting for the moments he is cheered up; kinda like in my own life =)
And Winnie the Pooh said one of my favorite quotes...
"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you."