Growing up I had a lot of stuffed animals, but there were two in particular that made the cut to be on my bed and travel around with me. They were the special ones, they were "real".
"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real." - The Velveteen Rabbit