The Young Teddy Bear Maker of Tasmania
The world is full of amazing people, but you don’t have to be a movie star or a famous athlete to accomplish big things. Consider the story of Campbell "Bumble" Remess—a regular kid from Tasmania who just wants to bring some cheer to the lives of those who need it most.
When Bumble was only nine, he asked his parents about buying gifts for sick children in the hospital. When his parents told him that they couldn’t afford to do so, the young boy hit upon a solution: he’d make the toys himself, and the toys would be teddy bears.
With the aim of making a teddy bear a day, Bumble started Project 365. Each bear, which takes Bumble about an hour, is made especially for a certain person or cause; some are sold to raise money for charity. And Bumble’s aren’t your average bears—each one is unique, produced in a variety of colors and patterns.
Now in his early teens, Bumble has thus far brightened up the lives of hundreds of people with his cuddly creations. "Everyone can do something like this," he says. "I think the world would be a lot happier if everyone was kind and helpful . . . and if everyone had a teddy bear."