The younglings of man always had a knack for cuddly little animals, even 3fuknthousand years ago. And clever product designers already knew back then how to combine the cute with the utilitarian. That’s so early Bauhaus phase.
No, not the Bauhaus band. They were a trip but not cute at all At least not in the general definition of cute. I once met their singer, Peter Murphy, and, yes, uh … hm. Cute is something different. 😮