NORTH MASSAPEQUA — A dancing bear is bringing joy to Long Island families cooped up at home amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Boogie Bear, a character in a children’s book series, visited families in south Nassau County over the weekend to challenge them to the #coronavirusdanceoff.
Videos posted on Facebook this weekend show Boogie Bear getting down in the funky towns of North Massapequa and Plainedge.
With music and a camera in tow, the bear and residents boogied while keeping at least 6 feet apart, following the rules of social distancing and having a good laugh.
Health officials have said social distancing helps slow the spread of coronavirus.
Boogie Bear even got into a dance battle with the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. That dance-off ended in a tie, according to “Boogie Bear” book publisher Janet Carbon-Clifford, who is sharing the videos on her Facebook page.