I started following Bearsun (aka Jessy Larios) and his journey last spring in April of 2021. He was on his way from LA to San Francisco, walking in a custom made ‘Bearsun’ suit. It looked awesome from a visual standpoint, and it was a creation all his own. I was intrigued by his ‘costume’, his adventure and his earnest sense of being. I liked that he kept ‘in character’ in all of his posts – and that he was raising money for non-profit groups. All good stuff.
After his LA to SF trip – he decided to walk from San Diego to Las Vegas, all while raising more funds for non-profits thru donations made online. His trip included many more stops, as people had begun to find out about him online and were pulling up along side the road in order to get a picture with him.
Then after completing the SD to LV trip, he came up with the rather lofty goal of walking across the US from Los Angeles to New York. He planned on starting on July 5th and if memory serves me right, I believe he thought the trip would take about 90 days. He had laid out a plan to raise funds for 3 different groups: the disabled community, the environment and mental heath.
It took him 134 days – but he made it. Watching his lives in IG and following his travels was too much fun. Definitely made 2021 more interesting in a positive way. During that time he amassed a huge following across social media, was featured on TV, blogs and newspapers.
In true Bearsun style, as soon as he finished – he announced he was RUNNING from Florida to Washington (state) starting January 1 2022. He started his run across America, but then just a few days into it he posted that he had to stop and head home to LA.
All of his followers were very concerned about him, but last night, he went live on YouTube to explain why. Ill let you watch his video rather than explaining it all out, but suffice to say, our thoughts and positive vibes are with him.
Watch his explanation video here: https://youtu.be/4osJC-EEcv8
Visit his website for more info and his adorable merch: https://iambearsun.com/