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Buddy bench designed to help students find a "buddy"

Buddy bench helps those in need of a friend
Posted at 5:25 PM, Jun 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-10 17:43:26-04

EDGEWATER — A 5th grader wants to make sure everyone has a buddy.

So, she and her class came up with a solution.

Friday, Central Elementary in Edgewater unveiled their first 'buddy bench.'

5th grader Madison said it started with seeing lonely kids at recess.

“I saw a lot of kids on the playground alone and myself was also alone sometimes so, I just I wanted to give a buddy bench to the community so that everyone can have a friend,” said Madison.

The school said a buddy bench is meant to be a place where children can sit so teachers and other students can notice that they are in need of a friend.

Homestead gardens donated one-thousand dollars to get the bench built.

Parents raised the remaining 400 dollars.