American President Theodore Roosevelt was often called Teddy, and after one particular hunting trip this nickname took on a new meaning.
Roosevelt was an outdoorsman and a hunter, but he also loved animals.
On one occasion, he was hunting with some of his aides and a group of reporters. For several days, the newspapers reported that the president had failed to shoot any game. Finally, Roosevelt's aides found a bear, which they cornered and presented to him as a trophy. However, Roosevelt felt compassion for the bear and refused to shoot it.
This drawing illustrates Roosevelt's kind attitude toward the bear.