My friend has a huge collection of teddy bears in her basement. She collected it from her childhood and she still loves it.

We want to write on her birthday card something like, "Dear Angel, you are the greatest _____ in the town we know.... "

Is there any specific word for such a person 🐻 We might also get a gift mug with that word.

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Teddy lover would be enough for such occasion. But, if you want to be specific then you can call such a person an Arctophile. From Greek arctos (bear) + -phile.

Oxford dictionary: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/arctophile

A person who collects or is very fond of teddy bears.

"Steiffie was added for my birthday in 1978, and that is when I truly became an arctophile, a serious collector of teddy bears."

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    I knew there is a word for such a person.
    – A. J.
    Apr 3, 2019 at 4:45

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