Eeyore is just one of those characters that you wanna scoop up and hug forever.
One awesome thing about Eeyore is that even though he is basically clinically depressed, he still gets invited to participate in adventures and shenanigans with all of his friends. And they never expect him to pretend to feel happy, they just love him anyway, and they never leave him behind or ask him to change.
I love Winnie the Pooh so much, because it subtly deals with some pretty serious issues. It doesn’t make it super obvious, it just handles issues that kids ARE going to come across. Eeyore is and always be my favorite, because he teaches everyone that it’s okay to be sad- your friends will still love you.