A woman in Hill City S.D. set a new world record for the 6th time in her life. She now once again has the biggest collection of teddy bears with 10 000 toys.
Yes, that is right, for the past 14 years Jackie Miley has been collecting teddy bears. She now has 10 000 teddy bears which are coming from 28 different countries around the world.
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What’s more, Jackie has a teddy bear from every state in the US. She even calls herself a bear-aholic. And she has more than earned that name.
Her 10 000th bear is a special one. It is a replica of the very first teddy bear Jackie has collected. “This is bear number one that I made at a Build-a-Bear down in Myrtle Beach. And this is number 10 000 which the wooder carver Jordan Dahl next door to me made, and I think he did a pretty good job at replicating her,” Miley said.
For Jackie her teddy bears are more than simply stuffed animals or even toys. She calls them “memories” as she has a story for all of them. And, she’s even already surpassed the 10,000 mark, as of Thursday afternoon. Hours after getting the wooden carved bear, she received 79 more bears.
Unsurprisingly, Jackie has no plans to stop collecting teddy bears anytime soon. We only wonder where does she find the space to showcase them all? She has the answer for that. It is a big place she calls Teddy Bear Town. It is more like Teddy Bear Universe if you ask us.