Paddington: Mrs Brown says that in London everyone is different, and that means anyone can fit in. I think she must be right - because although I don't look like anyone else, I really do feel at home. I'll never be like other people, but that's all right, because I'm a bear. A bear called Paddington.
The gentleman in the restaurant who waves as Paddington goes past in a black cab is the Paddington creator Michael Bond.