10,000 Teddy Bears collected sets new world record

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HILL CITY, S.D. (KOTA-TV) - A local woman is setting the world record for the 6th time— how you ask? With 10,000 Teddy Bears.

The past 14 years Jackie Miley’s been collecting teddy bears, or as she likes to call them memories.

Miley refers to herself as a “bear-aholic”. A name she’s well earned. She's collected bears from every state and 28 countries.

Her 10,000th bear is a special one because it's a replica of the very first one she ever collected.

This is bear number one that I made at a build a bear down in myrtle beach and this is 10, 000 that Jordan Dahl next door to me made, and I think he did a pretty good job at replicating her,” Miley said.

She's even already surpassed the 10,000 mark, as of Thursday afternoon. Hours after getting the wooden carved bear she received 79 more bears.