Builder makes a real life ‘Where’s Wally?’ game for sick kids to spot from their hospital window

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Jason Haney created an 8ft model of Wally so that he could entertain the kids in hospital (Photo: Where’s Waldo.. Memorial Children’s Hospital/Jason Haney)

Children’s hospitals are difficult places for little ones to spend time – but one builder has done his bit to make their experience as fun as it can be.

Jason Haney is working on a construction site beside a facility where sick kids are getting treatment.

But when he realised they can look out of their ward windows and see his building work, he decided to build them a real life ‘Where’s Wally?’ game.

The worker who lives in South Bend, Indiana made an 8ft cut-out of the stripey-jumpered kids’ favourite and started hiding it around his site for patients at the city’s Memorial Children’s Hospital to spot.

The kids – who in the US call the character Waldo – are tasked with finding the character, at which point Mr Haney moves it and the game begins again.

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‘Where’s Wally?’ made real has amused and entertained the kids (Photo: Where’s Waldo.. Memorial Children’s Hospital/Jason Haney)
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Wally has made a construction site into a game for sick kids (Photo: Where’s Waldo.. Memorial Children’s Hospital/Jason Haney)

Haney has even created a Facebook group where the children are able to post about their find.

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The model is just the first in a series, promises Mr Haney (Photo: Where’s Waldo.. Memorial Children’s Hospital/Jason Haney)
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When the kids find Wally, they tell Mr Haney on Facebook and he moves him somewhere else (Photo: Where’s Waldo.. Memorial Children’s Hospital/Jason Haney)

Although Wally has been a big hit, Mr Haney and his daughter have already decided on their next project – and they’re making cut-outs of Minions for it to happen.

Wally has already been a smash hit online.

Lisa Anderson wrote: “What an amazing thing you are doing. I truly hope your good deed is returned in kind.”

“Thank you for bringing light to the lives of some very special people. It’s comforting to find someone who works hard to show great kindness. Many blessings to you!” added Marcia Wright-Hinson.

BY KIRSTIE MCCRUM

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/builder-makes-real-life-wheres-8463024

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