America Cares Bear, formerly known as Proud Heart Bear, is a toy-exclusive Care Bear who was first sold as a very limited release in 2003, despite initially debuting as an "environmentally aware" bear in 1991.

Personality and Appearance

As Proud Heart Bear

Proud Heart has a strong connection to the environment, encouraging others to make sure they take care of it.

Her Belly Badge was blue, with a heart-shaped American flag in the center.

As America Cares Bear

She is a happy, patriotic, and energetic bear who believes that America's greatest strengths are caring, helping others, and teamwork.

America Cares Bear is solid white and her Belly badge depicts a blue and white shooting star with a red and white-striped trail.


Care Bears Care About the Environment

Proud Heart Bear debuted as part of the short-lived Care Bears Care About the Environment campaign in 1991, which featured redesigned versions of many of the Care Bears which were done in order to raise environmental awareness.

She also appeared as a walkaround character for promotional events.

2002-2006 Toyrange

Under her current name, America Cares Bear was first released as a collector's edition plush toy by Play Along in 2003 to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Care Bears franchise. She was since made available in several variants, including loose and boxed versions.

Care Bears: Unlock the Magic

America Cares appears in Unlock the Magic merchandise, such as in the book The Bears Are Back in Town - The Ultimate Guidebook. She first appeared in this form on the Care Out Loud calendar on the Care Bears website.

Although her Unlock the Magic-style appearance lacks eyelashes, The Bears Are Back in Town - The Ultimate Guidebook still refers to her with female pronouns.



2002-2006: America Cares Bear loves all that's good about our country. This happy and energetic bear shows that we should do all we can to care for America and the world. America Cares Bear even shows she cares about our country with her red, white and blue tummy symbol -a shooting star.

The Bears Are Back in Town - The Ultimate Guidebook: No other bear out there is as patriotic as America Cares Bear. This optimistic go-getter knows that everything is possible as long as one keeps at it and never gives up. She believes that the many different backgrounds and influences of Americans is what makes the United States truly great. America Cares reminds us that we should all do what we can to care for one another and the world.


In other languages

  • German: Amerika-Bärchi ("America Bear")
  • Japanese: アメリカベア ("America Bear")
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Original Bears
Bedtime Bear (1982) - Birthday Bear (1982) - Cheer Bear (1982) - Friend Bear (1982) - Funshine Bear (1982) - Good Luck Bear (1982) - Grumpy Bear (1982) - Love-a-Lot Bear (1982) - Tenderheart Bear (1982) - Wish Bear (1982)
Originally Introduced in Television Shows/Movies
Baby Hugs Bear (1984) - Baby Tugs Bear (1984) - Grams Bear (1984) - Secret Bear (1985) - Share Bear (1985) - True Heart Bear (1986) - Perfect Panda (1986) - Polite Panda (1986) - Me Bear (2005) - Messy Bear (2005) - Too Loud Bear (2005) - Oopsy Bear (2007) - Wonderheart Bear (2012) - Shiver Me Timbear (2012) - Great Giving Bear (2012) - Watchful Bear (2019)
Originally Introduced in Merchandise
Champ Bear (1985) - Harmony Bear (1985) - Surprise Bear (1985) - Laugh-a-Lot Bear (2003) - Bashful Heart Bear (2004) - Best Friend Bear (2004) - Thanks-a-Lot Bear (2004) - Sweet Dreams Bear (2005) - Amigo Bear (2006)
Merchandise-Exclusive Bears
Daydream Bear (1985) - Take Care Bear (1987) - Do-Your-Best Bear (2004) - Hopeful Heart Bear (2005) - Smart Heart Bear (2005) - Always There Bear (2006) - Heartsong Bear (2006) - Play-a-Lot Bear (2006) - Shine Bright Bear (2006) - Superstar Bear (2006) - Work of Heart Bear (2006)
Promotional/Seasonal Bears
Forest Friend Bear (1980's) - I Love You Bear (1980's) - Sea Friend Bear (1980's) - America Cares Bear (1991/2003) - True North Bear (2000's) - All My Heart Bear (2006) - Pink Power Bear (2008) - Heart of Gold Bear (2008) - - Sweet Sakura Bear (2009) - Trick-or-Sweet Bear (2013) - Christmas Wishes Bear (2014) - Rainbow Heart Bear (2017) - Piece of Heart Bear (2018) - Sparkle Heart Bear (2019) - Black Lives Matter Bear (2020) - Unity Bear (2020)
New Bears
TBA (2021)
Care Bear Cousins
Brave Heart Lion (1985) - Bright Heart Raccoon (1985) - Cozy Heart Penguin (1985) - Gentle Heart Lamb (1985) - Lotsa Heart Elephant (1985) - Loyal Heart Dog (1985) - Playful Heart Monkey (1985) - Proud Heart Cat (1985) - Swift Heart Rabbit (1985) - Treat Heart Pig (1985) - Noble Heart Horse (1986)
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