Buddy Bench

Christian Bucks, a second-grader in York, Pa., knew that some kids on the playground didn’t have many friends, so he decided to create a brightly colored “Buddy Bench” where kids can sit when they feel lonely or sad.  Christian first spotted the idea for a buddy bench in a brochure for a school in Germany. He thought it was a good idea and immediately talked to his principal about getting one for their school. The principal, who described Christian as a child who loves making friends and making sure others have friends, was immediately on board  "We show we care about others when we ask others to play," Christian said. "I also hope that new friendships will be made because of the buddy bench."  (Photo via York Daily Sunday News)
Christian Bucks, a second-grader in York, Pa., knew that some kids on the playground didn’t have many friends, so he decided to create a brightly colored “Buddy Bench” where kids can sit when they feel lonely or sad.
Christian first spotted the idea for a buddy bench in a brochure for a school in Germany. He thought it was a good idea and immediately talked to his principal about getting one for their school. The principal, who described Christian as a child who loves making friends and making sure others have friends, was immediately on board
“We show we care about others when we ask others to play,” Christian said. “I also hope that new friendships will be made because of the buddy bench.”
(Source: Dauly Saint – Photo via York Daily Sunday News)
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4 comments

  1. That’s lovely. If there were more people on earth willing to be a “buddy bench” for others, I’m sure the world would be a much happier place. 🙂 Sadly, it seems like most people are too afraid of being stigmatized as someone who ‘needs’ a buddy bench to sit down first and offer a warm smile to anyone in need.

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