Bernadette knows that her purpose in life is to give hugs. Why else would her fur be so silky? What purpose for the velvety insides of her ears, except to be rubbed when someone is feeling anxious? Why be such a floppy, smooshable shape unless one was meant to give comfort? Bernadette was involved in a hugging accident several years ago that left her face a little bit asymmetrical, but she hasn't let that slow her down! If anything, it has made her even more determined to share the power of plushie cuddles with the world.