Ruthie Smithens won the poll for the Doll of the Month for July 2023!
(Edit made by AGDN reader Raine)
In 1932, Ruthie lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her parents during the Great Depression. Ruthie is best friends with Kit Kittredge, and while most families, like Kit's, experience financial hardship during the Depression, Ruthie, who's father is a banker, is still well-off. However, Ruthie doesn't take it for granted, and instead tries to help Kit in any way she can, whether that's traveling to see Kit's Aunt Millie to get money to pay the bills or just being there for her best friend.
Ruthie was released in June 2008 and retired in August 2014, along with all the other Best Friend dolls.