Created by Japanese designer Yuko Shimizu, Hello Kitty became an instant success in the country. She was first introduced to the world in November 1974 as a 3rd-grade student who lives in England who has a twin sister, Mimi. It didn’t take long until the adorable cat became a hit all over the world.
The First Hello Kitty Product
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The first product to ever use Hello Kitty’s face was a vinyl coin purse, where she was pictured sitting between a bottle of milk and a goldfish bowl. Since then, thousands of products have been created using the character. Today, over 150 countries sell Hello Kitty products, and thousands of items are sold each year.
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Hello Kitty is a true philanthropist who loves to do good deeds and bring love and joy to people around the world. In fact, she has even been a UNICEF ambassador and now works with the United Nations to help promote their Sustainable Development Goals campaign.
Happy or sad?
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Hello Kitty doesn’t have a mouth so that her mood can’t be defined. According to Sanrio, the company behind Hello Kitty, the character does not have a mouth because she speaks with her heart. Not having a mouth means anyone can identify with her at any given moment, whether they are happy, sad, or angry.