Seattle-Area Families Support Their Neighbors and Spread Kindness During Quarantine
A Winnie the Pooh bear peeking out from a window in a Bothell home. Photo credit: Ewin Pham
Teddy bear hunt
The teddy bear scavenger hunt is officially a thing. People put bears or other stuffies in their windows to give kids something fun to search for on their neighborhood strolls.
Ewin Pham saw this idea on Facebook, and shared it with the HOA in her Bothell neighborhood.
“We’re really into supporting each other and whatnot, so I thought it would be something fun to do,” Pham said. “Our neighbors are pretty awesome. We keep repeatedly walking in the same neighborhood. It's nice to find new bears popping up.”
She put three bears in the windows at her house, and looks for more on walks with her girls (almost 2, 8 and 12, and her 14-year-old niece). One day, they found 30 bears! They saw Care Bears, Winnie the Pooh, Beanie Babies, even a stripper bear hanging upside down with $1 bills attached to it (hmmmm, how to explain that one?).
“People are getting more and more creative to uplift each other’s spirits,” Pham said. “We’re just grateful and blessed that we’re able to be together and not have to worry like our frontline workers and doctors. We have to do our part and stay home.”