A Care Bears Lover

Care Bear

The cute, cuddly Care Bears are born from images of stars, rainbows, hearts, clovers and clouds. Though already named the "Care Bears," American Greetings and its partners use the code name "Project II" to keep their development under wraps!

In 1983, the first ten original Care Bears officially introduced themselves in cards, toys and entertainment. They are:

Tenderheart Bear, Birthday Bear, Good Luck Bear, Friend Bear, Bedtime Bear, Grumpy Bear, Wish Bear, Funshine Bear, Cheer Bear, and Love-a-lot Bear.

The bear's first TV special, The Care Bears in the Land Without Feelings, is broadcast nationwide!

The Care Bears Story

The Care Bears are a group of adorable, furry friends each with a special caring mission. They help teach people how to care. Every Care Bear wears a bright-colored tummy picture that tells the world who they are and what is their special area of caring.

In their cloud-land home, called Care-a-lot, the Care Bears help each other learn to care. Sometimes they magically bring a child with a special caring concern to Care-a-lot so that they can better teach them some of the finer points of being a caring person. Sometimes, too, the Care Bears have to speed down to Earth to help with some crisis in caring. Wherever the Care Bears go, and whatever the Care Bears do, in their soft, fuzzy, and funny way, they share their special gift of caring with everyone they meet.

Where's Care-a-lot?

Wherever good feelings are nurtured and shared! Care-a-lot is where the Care Bears live. It's a star-speckled, rainbow-trimmed, cotton candy, cloud world that's as brightly beautiful as a summer sunset and as snug and loving as a mother's hug. Care-a-lot is a child's weightless wonderland—a "positively anything's possible" kind of place and a perfect playland. In the heart of Care-a-lot is Care-a-lot Castle, where the Care Bears gather to help others. It's home to the "Hall of the Heart", a beautiful gallery where the Care Bears meet around a heart-shaped table.

Where's Care-a-lot? It's here, it's there, it's everywhere there are hearts that love and those who care!

Bashful Heart Bear

care bears - Bashful Heart Bear There's a very cute and slightly shy little guy whose name is Bashful Heart Bear. He's the bear who shows that you don't have to talk a lot to be extra nice. His tummy symbol quietly tells his story. It's a heart timidly hidden behind a cloud.
Caring Mission: He shows that it's okay to be shy.
Symbol: A heart shyly peeking from behind a cloud.
Personality: Shy, lovable and very soft-spoken.
Motto: You learn a lot by listening.

Bedtime Bear

care bears - Bedtime Bear Bedtime Bear stays up nights. He's the special bear who helps people get a good night's sleep and makes sure that they have sweet dreams. There's no better bear buddy for a goodnight hug. Bedtime has a symbol that says what he's all about—a sleepy-faced moon.
Caring Mission: Helps people sleep.
Symbol: His crescent moon symbol represents his nighttime mission.
Personality: Brave and alert (at night).
Motto: Sleep is what I do best!

Champ Bear

care bears - Champ Bear Champ Care Bear is a real sports star. He's great at every sport, but he's even better at sharing the real prizes of sports-fun, fitness, friendship and learning to be your best. He even shows this with his symbol—a golden trophy with star.
Caring Mission: Teaches people sportsmanship.
Symbol: His golden trophy symbol shows that you always win when you're a good sport.
Personality: Confident and fair.
Motto: Playing fair makes the game more fun for everyone!

Cheer Bear

care bears - Cheer Bear Cheer Bear is a very happy Care Bear who helps others see the bright side of life. She will sometimes even do a cheer to help make someone happier. Wherever she goes, Cheer Bear wears a symbol of hope and happiness—a rainbow.
Caring Mission: Cheers people up.
Symbol: Her rainbow symbol represents hope.
Personality: Happy and upbeat.
Motto: When in doubt, SMILE!

Daydream Bear

care bears - Daydream Bear Daydream Bear loves playing pretend. She shows how important imagination is for everyone. But with her funny little accidents, she also shows that it's important to pay attention, too. Her tummy symbol is a daydreamer's dream. It's a "spacey" heart-shaped planet surrounded by stars.
Caring Mission: Shows people how important imagination is.
Symbol: A heart-shaped planet orbited by stars.
Personality: Imaginative, inspiring and funny.
Motto: A daydream a day keeps the frowns away.

Do-Your-Best Bear

care bears - Do-Your-Best Bear Do-Your-Best Bear is a Care Bear who dreams big and never gives up. Like his name says, he helps others put their best into everything they do. He's an upbeat bear who's always ready to say, "Great job!" His "aim high" attitude shows in his tummy symbol—a beautiful kite.
Caring Mission: Helps people be the best they can.
Symbol: Do-Your-Best Bear's colorful kite symbol reminds every one that the sky's the limit when you give your best.
Personality: Energetic and confident.
Motto: You feel your best when you do your best!

Friend Bear

care bears - Friend Bear Need a good friend? Friend Bear would love to be your best buddy bear. She's the perfect example of a friend, too. She's caring, likes to play with you and she's fun to be with. She has a friendly symbol on her tummy—two smiling flowers!
Caring Mission: She shows how to be a great friend.
Symbol: Her twin, smiling flowers symbolize the joy of friendship.
Personality: Kind and friendly.
Motto: Have I got a friend for you—me!

Funshine Bear

care bears - Funshine Bear Funshine Bear is the Care Bear's class clown. This playful bear really knows how to be funny and to have fun. Funshine Bear works hard to make sure that people have a good time. "Enjoy each day" is Funshine's motto and it's shown on the bear's symbol—a smiling sun!
Caring Mission: Helps people have fun.
Symbol: His smiling sun symbol reminds us to find the fun in each new day.
Personality: Fun and funny.
Motto: The fun starts here!

Good Luck Bear

care bears - Good Luck Bear Good Luck Bear is loaded with luck and he loves to share it with anyone who can use a little more good fortune. You'll almost always find this bear with a big smile on his face. Even the symbol on his tummy is lucky—a four-leaf clover!
Caring Mission: He shares his good luck with others.
Symbol: His four-leafed clover symbolizes the luck that's always with him.
Personality: Happy and self-confident.
Motto: Lucky for you I'm here!

Grumpy Bear

care bears - Grumpy Bear Grumpy Bear frowns a lot—that's his way to show us how silly we look when we frown too much. He also shows that it's okay to be grumpy sometimes. But even when we're grumpy, we're still loved, and we're reminded of that by Grumpy Bear's symbol—a rain cloud with heart-shaped raindrops.
Caring Mission: He helps others see how silly it is to let our grumpiness go too far.
Symbol: His rain cloud with heart-shaped raindrops means a little grumpiness is okay when it's tempered with love.
Personality: Grouchy, but perseverant.
Motto: I'm not mad, I'm Grumpy!

Harmony Bear

care bears - Harmony Bear Harmony Bear helps others get along. This peace-loving bear knows our differences are something to be celebrated, not something to keep us apart. When differences are brought together in harmony they create something beautiful. That's the meaning of her symbol—a smiling flower with different colored petals.
Caring Mission: Helps others overcome differences and get along.
Symbol: Her smiling flower symbol shows the beauty and happiness that comes from getting along with those around us.
Personality: Open and friendly.
Motto: Good times get better when we get along together!

Laugh-a-lot Bear

care bears - Laugh-a-lot Bear There's always something funny going on wherever Laugh-a-lot Bear is. This silly bear gets everything mixed up but turns her little misfortunes and mistakes into lots of laughter for others. Her symbol shows what she really is—a star at giving others the giggles.
Caring Mission: Helps people laugh.
Symbol: Laugh-a-lot Bear's laughing star shows that she is a star at starting laughter.
Personality: Silly and giggly.
Motto: Get some giggles going!

Love-a-lot Bear

care bears - Love-a-lot Bear Love-a-lot Bear believes in the power of love, but is not afraid to help it along. She's a pretty and perky bear who loves everything about love and tries to make it grow wherever she goes. Love-a-lot Bear loves her tummy symbol too—two hearts!
Caring Mission: She helps spread love.
Symbol: Love-a-lot Bear's two intertwined hearts stand for the closeness and loyalty of true love.
Personality: Spunky and energetic.
Motto: Love will find a way, and if it doesn't, I will!

Secret Bear

care bears - Secret Bear You can tell anything to Secret Bear. She's that special kind of friend people love to swap secrets with. You can count on her to guard your secret with care. Even her tummy symbol says, "your secret's safe with me." It's a heart-shaped padlock!
Caring Mission: She reminds us of the importance of trust between friends.
Symbol: A heart-shaped padlock!
Personality: Warm, loyal and dependable.
Motto: The secret to friendship is trust!

Share Bear

care bears - Share Bear Nobody knows how to share like Share Bear. She is a friendly bear who knows how much fun it is to give some of her good things to others. She thinks that sharing is such a treat, that she shows it with her symbol—two heart-shaped lollipops!
Caring Mission: Shows people how to share.
Symbol: The hearts on her two, crossed lollypops symbol shows that the root of sharing is caring.
Personality: Generous and sharing.
Motto: Do your share of sharing!

Surprise Bear

care bears - Surprise Bear Surprise Bear thinks new and unexpected things are fun. This bear helps others try out new and different things. Of course, she also loves surprise gifts and parties. Surprise has a surprising tummy symbol that says what she's about—a smiling star springing out of a jack-in-the-box.
Caring Mission: She encourages others to enjoy the unexpected.
Symbol: A smiling star springing out of a jack-in-the-box.
Personality: Adventurous, bold and fun-loving.
Motto: Look for the prize in every surprise.

Tenderheart Bear

care bears - Tenderheart Bear Tenderheart is a loving and lovable bear who knows lots about helping others share their feelings. By helping people show they care, Tenderheart Bear helps spread love and make it grow. He wears the perfect symbol for his job on his tummy—a heart.
Caring Mission: Shows people how to care.
Symbol: His heart symbol represents his famous loving care.
Personality: Caring and kind.
Motto: Nobody cares like a bear!

True Heart Bear

care bears - true heart bear True Heart Bear is all you would expect the very first Care Bear to be. She's perky, friendly, lovable, and loving. She almost glows with happy feelings. Her tummy symbol hints at all the beautiful kinds of caring that shine out from her—it's a rainbow star glowing out from a heart.
Caring Mission: Helps everyone share caring feelings.
Symbol: Her glowing rainbow star and heart symbol hints at the many kinds of caring.
Personality: Perky, friendly and loving.
Motto: Let your happiness glow!

Wish Bear

care bears - Wish Bear Do you have a wish? Then Wish Bear is the bear you should wish for. She knows that sometimes wishes come true, and that even when they don't, making wishes can be a lot of fun. She shows this with her tummy symbol—a smiling wishing star.
Caring Mission: Helps wishes come true.
Symbol: Wish Bear's shooting star with a rainbow tail reminds us to believe in our dreams.
Personality: Quiet and shy.
Motto: Your wish is my wish!