Or, perhaps more appropriately, “kind and depressed.”

AAMilne quote Pamela drawing Eeyore

“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.” —A.A. Milne

His outlook on life may be a bit bleak, but Eeyore has an optimism about others that shows he is nurturing, non-judgmental, and capable of unconditional love; the quintessential “old soul.”

Drawing by Pamela, an artist from Australia, posted on her blog, ever so slightly different…