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A document about the Easter Bunny in South Africa might be fake, but it has also brought a little joy to those that need it most during this time.


South Africa (09 April 2020) – Hands up if it only just dawned on you that you won’t be with the whole family this Easter Weekend? It has been a heartbreaking day chatting to family and making plans to do video calls en-lieu of missing quality time together.

While it is tough knowing this Easter weekend will be different, our spirits were lifted after seeing a fake document doing the rounds on social media. The document was obviously created as an antidote to the heartache felt by many who will miss the exciting Easter Egg hunts.

For children, running around the garden and home finding hidden chocolate eggs is the very best part about Easter. For us, it is watching that excitement ensue, the sugar-high chaos and the chance to get outdoors for a bit of family fun.

However, with lockdown in full swing, people are having to get creative with how they will do the Easter Egg hunts. The fake document that is doing the rounds has said that the Easter Bunny is classed as an essential service and will be given free rein to travel around South Africa to deliver eggs. This is great news for children in SA!

The letter was inspired by children in New South Wales, Australia, who wrote to their local government to ask if the Easter Bunny had to be on lockdown. In Canada, a farmer shared a letter from the Easter Bunny to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau so he too could make a statement.

While the letter is a fake, it has brought a little laughter and happiness to adults, and the children worried about the Easter Bunny.

How are you going to spend your Easter weekend? Video calls to the family? Eating a box of eggs by yourself? Or chasing the children around the garden? We would love to know, share your plans in the comment section.

Sources: Twitter
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