Things got beary intense yesterday at Build-a-Bear Workshops around the U.S.

Thursday, July 12th, was the first annual Build-a-Bear Pay Your Age promotions. Customers who showed up with their children would pay their child's age for their fluffy friend.

Obviously, people showed up in droves to Build-a-Bear Workshops, including the few we have here in the Hudson Valley. It was reported that wait times were anywhere between 3 and 5 hours.

Diana Canning via Facebook
Diana Canning via Facebook

By 5pm the Build-a-Bear in the Poughkeepsie Galleria had to close with many missing out on their opportunity to pay their age.

Build-a-Bear is looking to make it up to their customers who got stuck in the madness. According to USA Today, adults who signed up for the free Build-a-Bear Bonus Club can log onto their account and print out a $15 voucher that is good until August 31st, 2018.

Customers who were turned away should have received a $15 from the store. Build-a-Bear shared in a press release that they will hold a year long promotion called "Count Your Candles" for children 14 and under. During their birthday month they can "pay their age" with their Birthday Treat Bear.

Will you be getting your Pay Your Age Build-a-Bear anytime soon?