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Staying positive: El Paso neighbors band together for teddy bear scavenger hunt amid uncertain times

EL PASO, Texas -- A far east El Paso neighborhood is coming together in a unique way during a time of uncertainty thanks to one mother’s action.

Casie Valdivia is calling it the bear hunt after seeing something similar on Facebook.

“We asked the neighbors to participate by putting a bear or stuffed animal in the window or lawn and then the kids go outside in the car or walking and get some fresh air," Valdivia said.

Valdivia tells ABC-7 she’s gotten 66 people so far participating in the bear hunt in her far east El Paso neighborhood.

"Remember our kids are relying on us to get through this. Be the love, support and creativity when they are feeling down stuck in the house all day," she said.

Bears, small and large, could be seen lining the windows of homes along the block.

"You have to give them that reassurance that the world will be okay and we are in this together and some good can come out of this,” she explained.

Valdivia tells ABC-7 the neighborhood is planning a scavenger hunt for the teenagers and also a beer hunt for the adults.

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Erik Elken

Erik Elken co-anchors ABC-7’s flagship newscasts.



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