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New Zealand embraces teddies to help make lockdown bear-able

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Posted at 8:58 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-01 22:06:58-04

AP News - New Zealanders are embracing an international movement in which people are placing teddy bears in their windows during coronavirus lockdowns to brighten the mood and give children a game to play.

The inspiration comes from a children's book.

In New Zealand, Deb Hoffman started a Facebook page and set up a website where more than 120,000 people have now put pins on an online map to show the location of their bears.

New Zealand last week began a four-week lockdown but people are still allowed outside to exercise if they keep a safe distance from each other.