A rather brief conversation on Twitter, which I'm not even able to tell you how it started, gave me the idea for June's Favorite Fictional Characters. We started talking about fictional bears and which where our favorites, so I figured I would share 5 of mine during this month.
How can you not think of Paddington Bear and smile? I dare you to try....go ahead think of him and frown....I don't think you can do it. If you did manage it, you had to have tried really, really hard. How can you not love a bear who can never gets enough of marmalade. It makes way more sense than Pooh's obsession with honey, marmalade is just better. Then there is his adorable wardrobe choice. No bear looked more stylish than Paddington in his blue raincoat and red hat. Such a handsome bear he is.
Paddington, who was born in Peru was sent to London all by himself when he was just a young man, was born Pastuso. When he was found by the Brown family, sitting on his suitcase in the middle of Paddington station, he told them his name was too hard to say. They took the young bear in and named him Paddington in honor of where they found him. Paddington, being the inquisitive bear that he is, quickly found himself getting into situations beyond his control. Oftentimes he would end up lost, but he sure enjoyed the journey.
My favorite thing about Paddington though is when he gets annoyed. Normally he is a very polite young man. He always uses titles and rarely ever calls anyone by their first name. When he gets annoyed though he loves to give a nice hard stare, a stare to end all stares. Paddington has made men fall to their knees and give into whatever it was Paddington wanted to begin with. I got to love a guy who gets what he wants, and gets it with such attitude.
By the way, Paddington has moved up in the world and has his own facebook page. So I would beseech everyone who is interested to friend him. I'm sure he won't mind.