Bearsun Face Reveal
The Bearsun Face Revealed
It’s been over six years since Bearsun, a 33-year-old Navajo Nation character, revealed his face to the public. His bear suit and football-shaped head have a large following worldwide, and he has been a fundraising success. In April, he completed his first charity walk, which took twelve days and raised almost $17,000 for the National Alliance on Mental Illness. You can follow his journey and learn more about his mission.
The story behind Bearsun is truly remarkable. Aside from having 125k followers on Instagram, the bear has published over 330 Instagram posts, including videos and pictures of his fundraising efforts. Bearsun’s real name is Jesse Larios. He created the character with the help of a friend six years ago, and the character has been used by Jesse and other people since then. The huge fluffy costume, a smile, and the big fluffy hair hides the bear’s age.
It is amazing to see a person raising money for a cause that means so much to them. Jesse Larios has taken a stand against breast cancer and is walking from Los Angeles to San Francisco in a bear suit to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. To date, he has completed one marathon as the bear, and hopes to complete several more as the faceless bear. But how many people can he reach before he stops raising money for a good cause?
The story of Bearsun has become a worldwide phenomenon. In fact, he’s been making a roundabout tour of the country, and has become a cult figure of sorts. His followers are wishing him well, snapping pictures of him wherever he goes. In addition to his zany adventures, Bearsun is a real person who’s becoming more popular. He’s also working on a book about his adventures, and it’s sure to be a bestseller.
Michael Goldsberry, the man behind the Bearsun face reveal, is also a walker. He recently met with Mike Sixkiller, the manager of the Western Navajo Fair. Goldsberry believes that Bearsun would have made a better impression if he’d visited the Tonaneesdizi community instead of a faceless mascot. In fact, if Larios had visited Tonaneesdizi, he would have witnessed a Bearsun parade, people in bear costumes, and DJs along the roadside. Selfies are a powerful force, but is Bearsun motivated by something personal? Or was it simply for validation?