The Care Bear of this week is Grumpy Bear!
Grumpy Bear is a Care Bear who made his first appearance as an illustration on American Greetings cards in late 1982. He has since become one of the most prominent and recognizable characters in the franchise, and has appeared as a main character in nearly every incarnation of the series, as he is so much more recognizable then other bears, since he is "grumpy" instead of cheerful or just cute.
Cynical, surly, and rarely happy, Grumpy is very much the black sheep of the Care Bear Family. While at first it may seem like he's in the completely wrong line of work, he occupies a very particular niche among his bubbly bear brethren though, and is often relegated to helping grumpy kids. You could say he's a practitioner of "tough love", taking a more straight-forward approach to solving problems, and isn't afraid to tell it like it is. Despite his antisocial traits, he's not above sharing a smile with his friends on special occasions, even if he pretends not to like it.
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