A young man named Christian came up with the Buddy Bench idea. I heard about it on the 11:00 news, Channel 8. I can’t remember another time of feeling happy after the late news. I can’t remember running into such an exquisitely simple idea that has the power to change the world, either.
Christian’s idea is that a kid who wants somebody to play with sits on the buddy bench to let everybody know he wants to be included. The full story is here.