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8th Grader Creates a Special Seat for Classmates

Alpena, Mich.- Sometimes making news friends can be a bit challenging, or even making transitions from elementary school to middle school and beyond. That’s why one young boy decided to create something for all students to have when they feel a bit overwhelmed.

“I’ve always wanted something like this since 6th grade and decided to bring it life,” Elliott said.

Elliott said he has a seat on his bench to take a moment to release negativity.

“There’s so many people without a friend that are like depressed and having suicidal thoughts or something like that, and I  don’t want people to feel that way,” he explained.

So next time you find yourself in need of a friend, or just want some positive vibes, have a seat on the Thunder Bay Junior High Buddy Bench.