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What do you make of the story about 3-year-old Casey Hathaway, the boy who wandered away from his grandmother’s yard in Craven County, North Carolina? He claims that he befriended a bear during the two days that he was lost in the woods. No one can confirm this and it’s not likely to be true.

Casey was found in good health with only a few scratches, so my guess is that he may have conjured up his furry friend as a coping mechanism or perhaps even hallucinated due to cold, fatigue, hunger, or dehydration. Of course, the important thing is that the boy is safe now.

There aren’t many bears that anyone would want to encounter in the woods. But if it did happen, you’d definitely want it to be a friendly, non-threatening bear. Those typically work in the entertainment industry. Here are the top ten celebrity bears, and probably the only ones who would have taken good care of Casey:

1. Winnie-the-Pooh

2. Fozzie Bear

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3. Smokey Bear

4. Paddington

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5. Yogi Bear

6. Bear Grylls

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8. Baloo

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9. Teddy Ruxpin

10. Master Po Ping

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