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Friendship Lessons from Winnie-the-Pooh

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Friendship Lessons from Winnie-the-Pooh

Friendship Lessons from Winnie-the-Pooh

On Winnie the Pooh Day: Some friendship lessons from Winnie-the- Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh Day—January 18th, 2017—is the 90th anniversary of what may be the most famous teddy bear in the world as well as the birthday of the man who created him, A.A. Milne.

If you hadn’t noticed, Winnie-the-Pooh was even trending on Twitter today  (#winniethepoohday).

A.A. Milne authored two books about the little boy named Christopher Robin (the namesake of his own son, Christopher Robin Milne), creating unforgettable characters inspired by his son’s stuffed animals. Of course, the best known among them is Winnie-the-Pooh.

In celebration of this milestone anniversary and birthday, the Walt Disney Company collected some of the timeless friendship aphorisms attributed to Winnie-the-Pooh and released a new collection of illustrations featuring Pooh and friends:

Here are some of the friendship lessons offered by this classic story:

  • A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.
  • It seems they had always been and would always be friends. Time could change much, but not that.
  • It’s good to keep your best friends within hugging distance.
  • The most important thing, even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.
  • If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
  • We’ll be friends forever won’t we Pooh? ‘Even longer.’
  • A day spent with you is my favourite day. So today is my new favourite day.
  • It isn’t much good having anything exciting, if you can’t share it with somebody.

A new UK survey released by Disney today reveals that:

  • One in 4 Brits say their childhood best friend is still their best friend today.
  • Nearly 1 in 5 say their friendships have been inspired by the relationship between Pooh and Piglet.
  • While the average Facebook user has 338 friends, the study showed that ¾ of them can count their close friends on one hand.

Take a peek at some of the Tweets inspired by the legacy of Winnie-the-Pooh:

Was Winnie-the-Pooh part of your childhood? If so, what friendship lessons did you take away?

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