To help keep kids and families distracted during quarantine, people are placing stuffed toys and teddy bears in windows and on porches to provide a fun and safe distraction for those playing in their yards or walking around their neighborhoods.
The trend is inspired by the book “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by British author Michael Rosen.
While some homes have taken to propping a stuffed toy in the window for bear hunters to see, teddy bears aren’t the only way people are combating the COVID-19 blues.
Others are using sidewalk chalk, holiday lights, inflatables, homemade decorations and more to help spread joy to neighbors and passerby during the stay-at-home order.
Here are a few local examples:
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