ESPANOLA, N.M. (KRQE) - A northern New Mexico community hopes a new bench will bring kids together.
The “buddy bench” was placed outside Sombrillo Elementary School in Espanola over the weekend.
The concept for the buddy bench is simple. Lonely students sit on it if they’re having trouble making friends. Other students willing to offer their friendship can then approach them.
The bench was donated by Lowes as part of the police department’s “Be a Buddy, Not a Bully” event.