Hi! Are you here to have your day ruined!? Good! That's what we're here to do for ya.
Don't shoot the messenger (us), blame this random person on Reddit who brought up this horrific thing to our attention.
Remember back to 2001 when Shrek came out. It starts with Dionkey being taken to a round up of fairytale and magical creatures to be handed over to the Kingdom of Lord Farquad. You see Tinkerbell, three little pigs – and the bears from Goldilocks. And that is where the theory starts and your heart will begin to snap in two.
There are the three bears - mama bear, papa bear and baby bear - in cages. Baby bear is crying. We then go on a massive adventure with Shrek and Donkey and tbh don't give the bears much thought after that.
Later, two of the bears do reappear. Papa Bear and Baby Bear sit around a campfire at Shrek's swamp, having obviously been freed from said cages somewhere along the line.
Baby bear seemed to be crying but we didn't quite wonder where Mama Bear was yet.
Later we see Lord Farquad getting ready for his wedding to Princess Fiona as he hangs out in bed, chilling with his mirror. Not before the camera pans by, wait for it, an effing bear rug.
And the bear is wearing a bow. Like mama bear. THIS IS HEARTBREAKING. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
We literally could have gone the rest of our lives blissfully unaware of this fact.
What have we done?