Coronavirus News: College student's 'Quarantine Bears' teach kids about COVID-19

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020
College student creates bears to teach kids about coronavirus
The girl from Connecticut said she had no idea the idea would grow the way it did.

NEW HARTFORD, Connecticut (WABC) -- A college student in Connecticut has a creative way to teach children about COVID-19.

Olivia Carlson, 22, of New Hartford, says the "Quarantine Bear" comes with a mask and a matching mask for the child.

It also has a handwritten note and a list of tips to stay healthy.

Carlson says she hopes the bear will bring kids comfort during these uncertain times.

"I started with six bears, that's all I had in my possession. Posted it on Facebook and I had no idea how much shares it would get," Carlson said. "I hope these Quarantine Bears can help a little bit."

Carlson says she picked a bear because she got Build-a-Bears with her dad, right before he passed away from pancreatic cancer more than a year ago.


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