An insightful 8 year-old student named Christian Bucks of Roundtown Elementary School has created the 'Buddy Bench' for lonely classmates to sit on if they were looking for a playmate or a friend to talk or play with. Getting inspiration from a school in Germany that had the bench, Bucks proposed the idea of installing a bench that would allow classmates who didn't have friends to hang out with him during recess.
On the Buddy Bench, Bucks says his hope is to encourage and help foster relationships between his fellow classmates and to "grow [their] dream circle of friends." "We show we care about others when we ask others to play," he said. "I also hope that new friendships will be made because of the buddy bench."
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