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Local Girl Scouts help fight loneliness and bullying with the Buddy Bench


BELLEVUE -- Most people can relate to the feeling of loneliness. It can be especially difficult in elementary school, and one local Girl Scout troop had a creative way to try and help.

The girls from Troop 45241 installed "Buddy Benches" at Bellevue's Eastgate Elementary. The two benches are meant to make it easier for people who need a friend, to find a friend. They told us it's especially helpful if you are new to a school, or just need someone to play with at recess: sitting on the bench signifies that you are open to meeting new people, and it encourages others to introduce themselves. ...Read More!