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VOCM – Easter Bunny Hops to it, Brightening Smiles Across Capital City

Families across the metro region had a special visitor this weekend as the Easter Bunny hopped its way through St. John’s, bringing smiles to the faces of many children and adults alike.

Bev Moore-Davis, founder of the Miles for Smiles Foundation and Easter Bunny helper, says they received over 1,300 requests for the bunny to hop by and make a visit.

She says kids were jumping up and down, clearly excited to see the Easter Bunny. Although they got cold and damp, Moore-Davis says the only thing that mattered in the moment was the children’s happiness.

In the end, what was meant to be a journey down a few streets turned into 50 streets, with families waiting along the road to catch a glimpse of the holiday hare.

The Miles for Smiles Foundation shared photographs of families standing at the foot of their driveways to take part in the special event.

Moore-Davis commented that she was amazed by how well all the families they visited were practicing proper social distancing.

Last week, Premier Dwight Ball declared the Easter Bunny an essential worker, though he stated that the bunny may not have been able to visit every home due to the challenges presented by COVID-19.