We can all use a pick-me-up from the COVID-19 news cycle these days, and the trusty old internet can usually be counted on for such a respite. So for those who need some good news, may I present to you a senior citizen center creating their own version of Hungry Hungry Hippos?
It’s a classic kids game, involving all the strategy of eating everything as fast as humanly possible. It was the original button masher. And a nursing home in Wales recreated the whole thing, using the elderly as the hippos. All it took were some wheelchairs, some rigged up baskets, a bunch of balls and some willing seniors.
A representative for the facility told NBC the team there is always trying to come up with fun ways to keep residents entertained. “This activity really raise morale and had all the relatives and team members laughing.”
Morale needed a boost, as the center is currently under self-isolation rules (sort of like the entire world, for the most part.) It seems to have worked out for the best, as everyone seemed to have a blast including the millions who viewed it.
There will be no judgment for how we (safely) pass the time to get through this. That said, we’re probably only a few months away from a Senior Citizen Ninja Warrior obstacle course.