It has a huge padded head, perfectly round red cheeks and a ponytail and goes from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
Jesse Larios says he doesn’t know exactly what inspired him to dress up as a character he named Bearsun and start the 400-mile (644 km) journey, but he was pleased with the attention the movement received.
“It was definitely an impulsive decision. I didn’t plan it,” said the 33-year-old in the brown-and-white suit he designed.
The trip that Larios started on April 12 turned into something bigger, attracting fans from all over.
Larios has started a GoFundMe account, which has raised $ 7,100 since Wednesday. Upon arrival in San Francisco, he said he plans to hold an online vote to determine where to donate the money.
“I just want to help people,” Larios said.
Larios made stops along the way to sleep and eat, but not much. Visit the gas stations for meals and cleaning and sleep inside the suit wherever he is at the end of the day. The trip has already taken longer than expected, but he said he is in no hurry.
Instead, he walks, enjoys the views he posts on Instagram and is inspired by the trip and all the people he has met along the way.
“Honestly, everything was pretty wild,” Larios said. “It inspires me to do new things. It brings new ideas. It fuels my creativity. It helps a lot and it feels good too.”
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