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(Note: The subject of this article has conflicting sources to their gender. For the purposes of consistency and readability, gender-neutral pronouns will be used to address this character throughout this article due to their neutrality.)

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.

Profile[]

Appearance[]

As Proud Heart Bear[]

Proud Heart Bear had white fur with a blue Belly badge depicting a heart-shaped American flag in the center.

As America Cares Bear[]

America Cares Bear has white fur and their Belly badge depicts a blue and white shooting star with a red and white-striped trail.

Following the release of the "Care Bears Affirmations" TikTok filter in 2023, their design was given a slight update; their ears are now blue instead of white, their nose is now blue instead of red, their hair tuft is now a red-white-blue stripe instead of pure white, and most prominently, their color scheme has been slightly changed from a solid white to a very light-light blue gradient.

Personality[]

As Proud Heart Bear[]

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

As America Cares Bear[]

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

Appearances[]

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.

They also appeared as a walkaround character for promotional events.

2003 Toy Range[]

Under their 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. They were 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. They first appeared in this form on the Care Out Loud calendar on the Care Bears website.

The Bears Are Back in Town - The Ultimate Guidebook refers to the character with she/her pronouns.

Descriptions[]

1991: Proud Heart Bear is an All-American Care Bear. He is proud of the many things that make our country great, things like freedom and justice. Proud Heart Bear has a strong sense of fairness and will always stand up for what is right. He will find a situation to any problem, using his great supply of American know how and "stick-to-it kindness". Proud Heart Bear -- He's proud to be an American and proud to help others care about America, too!

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 he cares about our country with his 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.

Trivia[]

In other languages[]

  • German: Amerika-Bärchi ("America Bear")
  • Japanese: アメリカベア ("America Bear")

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Care Bears Family
Care Bears
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)
Introduced in 1980s/1990s
Forest Friend Bear (1980s) - Sea Friend Bear (1980s) - I Love You Bear (1980s) - Baby Hugs Bear (1983) - Baby Tugs Bear (1983) - Grams Bear (1983) - Secret Bear (1984) - Share Bear (1984) - Champ Bear (1984) - Harmony Bear (1985) - Surprise Bear (1985) - Daydream Bear (1985) - Prize Bear (1985) - True Heart Bear (1986) - Perfect Panda (1986) - Polite Panda (1986) - Gramps Bear (1986) - Take Care Bear (1987) - America Cares Bear (1991)
Introduced in 2000s
Laugh-a-Lot Bear (2003) - Bashful Heart Bear (2004) - Best Friend Bear (2004) - Thanks-a-Lot Bear (2004) - Do-Your-Best Bear (2004) - True North Bear (2005) - Sweet Dreams Bear (2005) - Hopeful Heart Bear (2005) - Smart Heart Bear (2005) - Me Bear (2005) - Messy Bear (2005) - Too Loud Bear (2005) - Amigo Bear (2006) - Always There Bear (2006) - Heartsong Bear (2006) - Play-a-Lot Bear (2006) - Shine Bright Bear (2006) - Superstar Bear (2006) - Work of Heart Bear (2006) - All My Heart Bear (2006) - Oopsy Bear (2007) - Pink Power Bear (2008) - Heart of Gold Bear (2008) - Sweet Sakura Bear (2009)
Introduced in 2010s
Wonderheart Bear (2012) - Shiver Me Timbear (2012) - Great Giving Bear (2012) - Trick-or-Sweet Bear (2013) - Christmas Wishes Bear (2014) - Rainbow Heart Bear (2017) - Piece of Heart Bear (2018) - Sparkle Heart Bear (2019) - Watchful Bear (2019)
Introduced in 2020s
Unity Bear (2020) - Togetherness Bear (2021) - Dream Bright Bear (2022) - I Care Bear (2022) - Care-a-Lot Bear (2022) - Sweet Message Bear (2022) - Sweet Celebrations Bear (2022) - Dare to Care Bear (2023) - Calming Heart Bear (2023) - Spooky Sparkle Bear (2023) - Destiny Bear (2023) - Be Me Bear (2023) - Always Here Bear (2023) - Good Vibes Bear (2023) - Flower Power Bear (2023) - Friends Forever Bear (2024) - True Friend Bear (2024) - Love Song Bear (2024) - Blissful Heart Bear (2024) - Peaceful Heart Bear (2024) - Kind to All Bear (2024) - Good Wishes Bear (2024) - Love to Care Bear (2024) - Sweet Serenity Bear (2024) - Blossom Heart Bear (2024)
Peel & Reveal Bears
Best Secret Bear (2023) - Wishful Heart Bear (2023) - Lucky Star Bear (2023) - Dreamtime Bear (2023) - Always Heart Bear (2023) - Champ-Shine Bear (2023) - Love Song Bear (2023) - Charm Bear (2023) - Friend Share Bear (2023) - Grump-a-Lot Bear (2023)
Metaverse/NFT Bears
Hello Fren Bear (2022) - Self Care Bear (2022) - Warm Fuzzies Bear (2022) - ILY Bear (2022) - I Can Bear (2022) - Investor Bear (2022) - Enjoyer Bear (2022) - Collector Bear (2022) - Bad Crowd Bear (2022) - Cyborg Bear (2022) - Glitch Bear (2022) - Magic Sparkles Bear (2022) - Metaverse Bear (2022) - Zombie Bear (2022) - Pixie Bear (2022) - True Light Bear (2022) - Fun Dream Bear (2023) - Care Heart Bear (2023) - Always Grumpy Bear (2023) - Harmony Song Bear (2023) - Birthday Sparkle Bear (2023) - True Dreams Bear (2023) - Cheerheart Bear (2023) - Lucky Wish Bear (2023) - Super Love Bear (2023) - Best Heart Bear (2023) - Ocean Breeze Bear (2023)
Other Bears
Question Mark Bear (1980s) - Unnamed Pink Panda (1980s) - Unnamed Blue Panda (1980s) - Precious Heart Bear (1991) - Recycling Bear (1991) - Bo the Take Care Bear (2013) - International Day of the Girl Bears (2019) - Black Lives Matter Bear (2020)
Trademarked Bears
Dandy Bear (1990) - Fun Play Bear (1990) - Giving Bear (1990) - Munchie Bear (1991) - Melody Bear (1991) - Princess Heart Bear (1994) - Hollyheart Bear (1995) - Happyheart Bear (1995) - Peppermint Bear (1995) - Heart Shine Bear (2021) - Believe Bear (2021) - Caring Heart Bear (2022) - Warm Hug Bear (2023) - Lots-a-Pride Bear (2023) - Share Your Care Bear (2023)
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) - The Koala (1980s) - Noble Heart Horse (1986)
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