So what's a buddy bench, you may ask? The buddy bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. Let's spread the message of inclusion and kindness! If you are feeling lonely and need a friend. Just head to the buddy bench! If you see someone on the buddy bench, then stop what you are doing and go ask this person to join you in play!
Meet Christian who had the original idea to create a buddy bench!
"I'm here. And you're here. maybe you don't notice me. That's okay. But...maybe...there will be a gentle wind that pulls us together. And then I'll be there... and you'll be here too. The distance between two people is only as big as you let it be."