Best Friend Bear is a Care Bear who was first introduced during the 2002-2006 franchise toyline re-launch, and has since made appearances throughout the series beginning with the film Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! in 2007. She has violet fur and her Belly badge depicts a smiling yellow star and pink heart linked by a rainbow.
Best Friend Bear believes there's someone for everyone. Not in an online dating kinda way, but more like two best buddies waiting to happen. Believing everyone should have someone, Best Friend acts as sort of a matchmaker between people or bears she thinks have something in common, and that true friendship lasts forever. Of course, when no one else is available, she's more than willing to fill the void until she can find someone suitable to take her place.
In other languages:
German: Bester-Freund-Bärchi ("Best-Friend-Bear")
Spanish: Mejoramigosita ("Best Friend Bear")
Best Friend Bear made her debut as a plush doll during the Care Bears franchise re-launch in the early-to-mid 2000s, and has since appeared in a number of different varieties, including a standard 10" plush, 5" soft plush, 10" Easter Bunny plus, and a 14" singing plush.
Oopsy Does It!
Best Friend makes her first animated appearance in the 2007 film Oopsy Does It! as one of the many residents of Care-a-Lot. When the villainous Grizzle plots to steal all the bear's Belly Badges to take over the town, Best Friend is among the many bears who attempt to stand up to him. However, when the badges won't obey his commands because he simply doesn't care, the orb that contains them is smashed, with the individual powers held within seemingly lost. At Oopsy Bear's suggestion, the bears hold hands and remember how much they care, restoring their lost symbols.
Adventures in Care-a-Lot TV series
Best Friend appears in the 2007-2008 animated series Adventures in Care-a-Lot where she receives a redesign in the form of lighter, more fuschia-colored fur and longer hair pulled up in a ponytail with a yellow scrunchie. She is among the many bears whose Belly Badge had become amplified by one of Grizzle's botched plans to remove them entirely, becoming argumentative and confrontational until she and the rest of the bears are brought back to normal.
She is later seen when Oopsy Bear is experiencing what he believes to be a string a bad luck while causing a mess at the town grocery store, and later appears among the crowd cheering him on at a hoverboard race. Mr. Beaks, Grumpy attempts to make him a new one, but is rejected. Regardless, the new Beaks dolls become popular among the bears, including Best Friend.When Grizzle comes to Care-a-Lot looking for his lost assistant
Welcome to Care-a-Lot TV series
Best Friend appears in the Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot television series, where she has a tendency to use the word "friend" throughout her dialogue. She is first seen during the annual Belly Badge Bout competition, as a member of the "Bear-a-Lots" with Good Luck Bear, Love-a-Lot Bear, and Wish Bear, who have a rivalry with team Bear Power, made up of Grumpy, Funshine, Harmony, and Share. However, the group spends so much time bickering among themselves, they don't even have time to practice.
2004-2006: Who's the bear that helps bring perfect pals together? Best Friend Bear! She knows how to care for best friends and keep them caring for each other. Even her tummy symbol shows the special caring bond between two close friends - a heart and a star, linked by a rainbow!
2007-2011: Best Friend Bear lets you know you can always find someone to be your best friend! She knows friends stick together, no matter what. Her belly badge shows what it feels like to have a good friend and to be one, too. It's a smiling heart and a smiling star connected by a rainbow!
- She is not to be confused with just plain ol' Friend Bear, or any of the other bears with similarly affable names such as Forest Friend Bear, Sea Friend Bear, or Amigo Bear, all in which have the word, "friend" within their names.