BANGOR – Families in Bangor are trying to lift kids spirits during this difficult time with teddy bears.
“Just put a bear in your window, let people know and take your kids out on a walk.”
A search and find coming to life. As one Bangor mom said, it’s a bear hunt.
Jamie Baker got the idea from a friend in Alabama. From the Heart of Dixie to Vacationland, the hunt is on. Bangor residents are putting teddy bears in their windows for kids to walk around and find.
The inspiration comes from a poem children can follow as they explore.
“It says, ‘What a beautiful day. We’re not scared.’ You go through the grass, and then you go through the river and then the mud which is perfect right now with all the mud we have,” Baker said. “The little ones love, they love it.”
Need a hint at where to hunt? Try looking around Fairmount Park.
“It’s just showing how great the community is by them doing it. Someone who doesn’t even have children, they’re putting bears up in their windows and being like, ‘Hey if your children come by here see if they can spot the bear,'” Baker said.
In a tough time, Baker believes this is a fun way families can get out of the house.
“It’s finding the positives and I just feel like it’s distracting them from boredom or the stress, and us as well. It’s exciting,” Baker said.
With Red Sox bears, blue bears to the typical teddy, Baker said it’s a lot of fun stuffed into one day.
“They can’t have play dates so they get to look forward to the bears,” she said.