In times of trouble turn to Teddy

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Picture: Yanni

TEDDY bears are universal symbol of all that is good and wholesome about happy, healthy childhoods.

Cute and cuddly, they provide comfort and a sense of security. They’re non-judgemental and, of course, can be a child’s “secret friend”, someone to confide in.

Evie and Matilda Pentland, of Rye, wanted to share their teddies with passers-by last week, knowing that a state of social distancing had changed day-to-day interaction between neighbours.

While it’s early days of what promises to be a drawn-out time of social isolation, it was heartening to see a youthful reaction to the community’s shared time of trouble.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 31 March 2020

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