Smokey Bear Finally Gives Campers What They Really Want…Bear Hugs Steph Spencer July 15 Camping, Environmental, News, United States 1 Comment This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.Smokey Bear is a fixture of American public service announcements with his perennial message that “Only YOU can prevent wildfires.” Now the beloved advertising icon is showing his softer side and giving responsible people what they’ve secretly yearned for all along…a bear hug. A new video campaign depicts Smokey Bear giving people spontaneous, silent bear hugs to thank them for safe practices like dousing a campfire or choosing a bonfire site wisely. Find out more about this at Smokeybear.com One Response GMoney July 16 i thought the nps did away with smokey after the grizzly bear attack in glacier in 1967. now they’re bringing him back? several grizzly bear attacks and deaths in the yellowstone area in the past few years. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Let's Make Sure You're Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. − six = one Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.