“Stuffed animal” is a perjorative term, reminiscent of taxidermy. They are fluffy friends. I’m never ashamed of any of them. I adopted five Professor Bears from Safeway that were marked down to $0.20 each after graduation season. I can’t pick up a fluffy friend at a store, then put it back on the shelf - they’d be traumatized! I have a mountain of fluffy friends, pillow pets, and blankies with paws and faces. Its a mountain! Like Hoarders - Fluffy Friends Edition. Thank gawd I met someone who understands, otherwise I’d be alone forever.