‘The wonderful thing about tiggers is tiggers are wonderful things.’ Very true! Mr. Mouse’s favorite character is Tigger. It may have to do with the fact that Disney’s Tigger and Mr. Mouse were both introduced to the world in 1968, but I think it is more than that. I think Tigger taps into something deeper.
Tigger arrives in the movie world in a flurry of energy and movement. He literally knocks Pooh off his feet in a whirl of motion and energy. He is confident, optimistic, and fiercely loyal. He even has his very own theme song. Tigger is the definition of impulsive. He jumps into things with both feet (or a tail) and takes no time to think about the consequences of his actions. Even when things don’t work out as he intends, he is not discouraged for long. He takes his failures in stride and just keeps on going. How can we not love him?
Who doesn’t need just a little bit more of Tigger’s energy and optimism in life? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to shake off every mistake and misjudgment? Tigger is an amazing model that we would do well to emulate. But, of course, the MOST wonderful thing about Tigger is he is the only one.