What else could make us all feel better than a teddy bear?
Better still, how about thousands of teddy bears in people's front yards?
We wrote on Thursday about Louise Hislop starting a teddy-bear spotting game in Cooks Hill.
The idea is that people put a teddy bear in their front yard, so kids can go on a bear hunt as they walk or drive around the neighbourhood with their parents.
But who are we kidding? This isn't just for kids. Adults like to see teddy bears, too.
Anyhow, a fair few people responded to Louise's call. We received quite a few emails of pictures of teddies in front yards at suburbs including New Lambton Heights, Cameron Park, Maryland, Rathmines and Newcastle.
Let's get this thing happening across the Hunter, hey? Send your teddy bear pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We've also had some fan mail about the jokes we've been running.
"Please please please keep up the daily jokes. I'm loving them, I'm sharing with my son who is 160 kilometres away and has a similar twisted sense of humour to me. We need that. It makes us smile and keeps us connected," a reader named Karen said.
John Morris, of Speers Point, said: "Thank you so much for the jokes".
"In these unique and difficult times, it is so good to have a laugh and to put a smile on someone's face. I love telling your jokes to others. Here's mine: Today a daughter walked into a lounge room and saw her dad with his arms outstretched, spinning around and around. She asked, 'What are you doing, Dad?' He replied, 'Because of the coronavirus, I am self-oscillating myself!'
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We still haven't decided where to go for Easter - we're debating between the living room and the kitchen.
So I said to Arnie, "Where did you get those toilet rolls?" He said, "Aisle B, back."
I went to the pharmacy yesterday and asked the assistant: "What gets rid of the coronavirus?"
She replied: "Ammonia cleaner".
I said: "Sorry, I thought you worked here".
Why did the physics teacher break up with the biology teacher? There was no chemistry.
Ah, the modern days. I just saw a grandpa help a youngster cross the street as he stared into his phone.
Patient: "Doctor, please help me, I think I can see the future."
Doctor: "When did it start?"
Patient: "Next Friday."
Job interviewer: "In the beginning, you'll be earning $50,000. Later on, that can rise to $70,000."
Interviewee: "OK, I'll come back later."