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How A Bench Fosters Friendship At Schools Across The Country

Being a kid can be tough. Especially if you are shy, making friends doesn't come easily. 10-year-old Christian agrees and did something to help. When he was in first grade, there was a chance his family had to move to Germany. Checking out his potential school online, Christian noticed a 'buddy bench' on the playground. They didn't end up moving, and Christian knew he had to have a bench at his school.


The buddy bench is a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground. The bench is placed on the playground and if a child is feeling lonely they go sit on the bench and then someone is encouraged to go sit with them. Since he created his first buddy bench, people have replicated this little boy's movement worldwide. They are now on playgrounds across the country. On Sept. 18th, the John F Kennedy Magnet School in Port Chester, NY unveiled three buddy benches and invited Christian to tell his story.

Christian brought the first buddy bench to the U.S. and is fostering friendships one by one! To see more about Christian and his buddy bench, visit their website and Facebook page!

This video was produced by Lucia Nazzaro and shot/edited by Johnny Perez.

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Against advice from her family and friends, Erin Stanton and her husband Brandon took a chance that not only changed their lives forever, but also the lives of thousands of others.

Wanting to adopt a dog, they decided on a senior dog named Susie. For 5 years, Susie gave the family exactly what they were looking for - love, companionship, and amazing memories. Susie passed away on April 22, 2016, but her legacy lives on...

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Mobile Meditation Studio Is Helping Busy New Yorkers Have A “Calmer” Day!

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Tracy's Dogs And PetSmart Find Adorable, Abandoned Dogs Forever Homes

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Orphaned Children Get A Second Chance Thanks To Miracle Foundation

After quitting her job to travel the world for a year, this woman found her passion… in bringing life-changing care to the world's orphans.

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Same-Sex Flashmob Wedding Proposal Couple Finally Gets Married! Watch Their AMAZING WEDDING Video Now!

Last year Adam Keller and his boyfriend Jared Marinelli became an Internet sensation when Adam choreographed the perfect flashmob wedding proposal; they both became a 'Joy Story' as the video went viral getting 14 million hits!

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