It is bed time for all the children of Philadelphia, and within 15 minutes all of the kids will be asleep holding their favorite Care Bear snugly in their arms. The fictional characters, owned by the American Greetings CROP., are non-violent super heroes who fight their enemies off with love instead of violence. They first hit the airwaves of the television sets of millions in the early 1980s, and soon after they became the hottest item next to today's Pokemon cards. Books, home videos, audio tapes, dolls, and even clothes were all made due to the instant popularity of the sweet little bears. The Care Bears have a positive public image due to their appearance, habitat, and the lessons that they teach to those who watch them.
The first thing that shows the Care Bear's good public image is their appearance. The Care Bear Dolls are all made with a soft material that makes them very huggable, and they all have smiles on their faces all the time, which shows the happiness.
They also all have hearts for their noses, which is another reminder that they love almost everything. Besides each bear being a different color, each one has a distinguishing symbol on his stomach. This symbol (and the bears' color) will normally have to do with each bear's name. For Example, Good Luck Bear is green and has the symbol of a four leafed clover on his belly. Some of the other most common Care Bears are Share Bear (who has an ice-cream soda on his belly with 2 straws), Cheer Bear (who has a rainbow on her belly), Luv-A-Lot Bear (who has 2 hearts on her belly), and Secret Bear (whose tummy patch is a heart shaped lock).
In addition to their appearance, the Care Bears' habitats...