One of the cutest days of the year, National Winnie the Pooh Day, has finally arrived. The lovable character, inspired by a black bear named Winnie, was created by A.A. Milne.

The first collection of Winnie the Pooh books were released in 1926, National Day Calendar notes. In the books, E.H. Shepard brought the character to life with his wonderfully illustrated books.

In the '60s, Disney purchased the rights to the Winnie-the-Pooh characters, and in the process, he dropped the hyphen from the bear's name. 

Over the years, children have loved reading about the cuddly, honey-loving Winnie the Pooh; his adventures with Christopher Robin, Piglet, Tigger, and others; and discovering the lessons these characters learn along the way.

National Winnie the Pooh Day celebrates Milne’s creation of some of the most iconic characters in children's literature.

Check out these 20 relatable quotes in honor of Winnie the Pooh Day:

1. “Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”

2. “Sometimes,” said Pooh, “the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

3. “I wonder what Piglet is doing,” thought Pooh. “I wish I were there to be doing it, too.”

4. “Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.”

5. “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like ‘What about lunch?’”

6. “I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.”

7. “Never forget me, because if I thought you would, I’d never leave.”

8. “When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.”

9. “If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”

10. “If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.”

11. “You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”

12. “We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?” asked Piglet. “Even longer,” Pooh answered.

13. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

14. “I don’t see much sense in that,” said Rabbit. “No,” said Pooh humbly, “there isn’t. But there was going to be when I began it. It’s just that something happened to it along the way.”

15. “And really, it wasn’t much good having anything exciting like floods, if you couldn’t share them with somebody.”

16. “Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”

17. “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”

18. “You are braver than you believe, smarter than you seem, and stronger than you think.”

19. “Love is taking a few steps backward, maybe even more ... to give way to the happiness of the person you love.”

20. “I used to believe in forever, but forever’s too good to be true.”

Winnie the Pooh streaming movies "Christopher Robin" is one of many Winnie the Pooh movies that can be streamed on Disney+. Photo: Disney