When Cherished Bears are Lost in Hotel Rooms


Many British adults rely on a bearhug to send them to slumber, new research has revealed.

Travelodge did the survey because in the previous 12 months the chain had reunited with their owners thousands of forgotten bears. This seems incredible but that is exactly why this business became curious about their customers – and their bears.

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge Spokeswoman said: “We are a nation obsessed with #teddybears. We have never had as many as 75,000 cuddly bears left behind in our hotels before.” (Note by Mawson’s guardian: the article repeats this incredible number and so a misprint seems unlikely.)


“Our staff have worked hard in reuniting the bears with their owners – who have not just been children. We’ve had a large number of frantic businessmen and women call us regarding their forgotten teddy bear.”


Of the 6000 adult respondents,  35% admitted to sleeping with their teddy. Also, that the calming feeling of a bear hug helped them to de-stress after a hard day.

[From an article put out by Travelodge UK in July 2010  http://www.travelodge.co.uk/press_releases/press_release.php?id=393 .]

More exciting survey responses revealed in the next post!

You are in the web den of Mawson Bear, Ponderer of Baffling Things (between naps). and Writer-Bear of It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In  from Publisherobscura.com .

‘Great book, well written and extremely engaging. Bonus it is all about bears!!!!
Marvellous !!!!!!!’  Reviewer Navaron on Amazon.

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I am Mark, Guardian of Mawson Bear. Mawson sits on Bed-Top Hill. Between naps he ponders about Baffling Things. After deep ponders, most things remain for him as completly baffling as they were before. But they do seem friendlier, somehow. If you, too, are baffled by, well, Things, his little books of ponders could be just right for you.

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