Life-Sized ‘Where’s Waldo?’ Game Gets Children’s Hospital Patients Out Of Bed In Oakland

KCBS_740OAKLAND (KCBS) — Construction workers putting up a new building at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland are playing a life-sized game of Where’s Waldo? with the young patients next door.

The workers are building a new six-story outpatient building right next door to where the children

“Something changes every day for the kids that can see out the window, and can see the development out there. So, it’s become a game for the hospital kids that can look out the window and see where Waldo is every day,” Doug Nelson, who oversees construction for the hospital told KCBS.

A giant-sized Where's Waldo? character.

A giant-sized Where’s Waldo? character.

Nurse Mary Ann Olsen says it’s a welcome diversion that makes all the difference for the hospitalized kids.

“Usually, these kids will just stay in bed as long as you let them. They’re getting out of bed, and going to the window and looking for Waldo. It’s so amazing,” Olsen said.

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