Before Stripes the toy tiger came on the scene, Alfred was devoted to his teddy bear Fuzzy. The two did everything together from watching television to going to sleep. Unable to bear his disappointment at being discarded, Fuzzy comes to life and when Alfred still rejects him, he finds a new home in the garden tree. It is then that Alfred promises to mond his ways and the three animals, child, tiger and teddy bear live happily ever after. Children who have discarded favorite toys may take a second look, after hearing Alfred's experience and the more basic values may penetrate as well.