Empathetic 10-Year-Old Pioneers Creation Of ‘Buddy Benches’ In More Than 2,000 Schools In The US
Boy Creates ‘Buddy Benches’ to Keep Kids from Feeling Alone at Recess
When Christian Bucks’ family was toying with a move to Germany back in the spring of 2013, the then-first-grader’s mom showed him a bunch of brochures for potential new schools. In one of them, Christian saw a picture of a special bench on the school playground. It was called a “Buddy Bench,” and it was a place for a lonely boy or girl to sit on during recess to signal to the other kids to ask him or her to play.
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