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Best Friend Bear knows how to care for Best Friends and keep them caring for each other. Even her Belly Badge shows the special caring bond between two close friends!
―Best Friend Bear's bio

Best Friend Bear is a Care Bear who first debuted as a character during the 2002-2006 franchise toyline re-launch, and has since made appearances throughout the series beginning with the film Oopsy Does It! in 2007.

Profile[]

Appearance[]

Best Friend Bear has orchid fur and her Belly badge depicts a smiling yellow star and pink heart linked by a rainbow.

Personality[]

Best Friend Bear believes there's a best friend for everyone. Believing everyone should have a best friend, Best Friend Bear 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.

Appearances[]

2002-2006 toyline[]

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, 8" limited edition lavender-scented plush, 10" Easter Bunny plush, 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.

Adventures in Care-a-Lot[]

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.

  • In Erased, 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.
  • In Luck O' the Oopsy, 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.
  • In Desperately Seeking Mr. Beaks, When Grizzle comes to Care-a-Lot looking for his lost assistant 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.

Welcome to Care-a-Lot/Care Bears & Cousins[]

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 appears in the episode Cub Bouts, where 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.

Unlock the Magic[]

Best Friend appears in Unlock the Magic merchandise, such as in the book The Bears Are Back in Town - The Ultimate Guidebook.

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Descriptions[]

2002-2006: 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!

2015-2018 (Just Play plush): Best Friend Bear knows how special and important important friendship is, and it's her job to show her friends how to take care of each other. She's an expert on all the things best friends do - like sharing secrets, laughing and looking out for each other! The smiling star and heart on her belly are linked by a rainbow to show how happy our friends make us feel!

2018-2019 (HeadStart plush): Best Friend Bear knows how to care for best friends and keep them caring for each other. Even her belly badge shows the special caring bond between two close friends - a happy heart and smiley star, connected by a rainbow!

2020 (HeadStart plush): Best Friend Bear truly believes everyone should have someone they can connect with in a meaningful way. But don't worry if you haven't found that perfect pal just yet, she'll be there for you to fill that void until your best buddy comes along.

The Bears Are Back in Town - The Ultimate Guidebook: There is a best friend for everyone out there; Best Friend Bear is certain of that. She has a talent for matching up bears who eventually become lifelong buddies. Best Friend is always there for a friend in need and can make friends in any situation. Best Friend is here to show what it feels like to have a best friend, and how to be one.

2021-present: Best Friend Bear knows how to care for Best Friends and keep them caring for each other. Even her Belly Badge shows the special caring bond between two close friends!

HeadStart UTM products: Best Friend Bear knows how to care for best friends and keep them caring for each other. Even her belly badge shows the special caring bond between two close friends - a happy heart and a smiley star, connected by a rainbow!

Notes[]

In other languages[]

  • French: Toutamie ("All Friends")
  • German: Bester-Freund-Bärchi ("Best-Friend-Bear")
  • Japanese: ベストフレンドベア ("Besuto Furendo Bear")
  • Spanish: Mejoramigosita ("Best Friend Bear")


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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