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Dancing bear challenges Long Island families to #coronavirusdanceoff

Posted: 12:44 PM, Mar 23, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-23 13:39:32-04
Boogie Bear

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.