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These mask-wearing, bear-shaped topiaries are making people smile near the Texas Medical Center

Three bears are shown outside a home near the Texas Medical Center wearing face coverings. (Susan Farb Morris/Facebook)

HOUSTON – When Susan Farb Morris was driving home from an appointment Tuesday afternoon at the Texas Medical Center, she spotted a house with something special that brought her a big smile.

Taking a U-Turn at the corner of Greenbriar and Main, she stopped at a house with three dancing bear-shaped topiaries wearing face masks, showing appreciation for all the medical workers fighting through the coronavirus pandemic. She thought it would be worthy for a picture, and sing “Bare Necessities.”

Morris wondered who the owners of the house were, but she passes by the area each time finding a different decoration on the three bears.

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“They’ve been there for years and often have different themes, depending on holidays,” said Morris. “I’ve seen Christmas decorations and Easter baskets, for instance.”

A Facebook friend says a newer family may have moved into the house a few years back and kept the tradition alive. Other friends said they do remember seeing these bear-shaped topiaries while passing by.

“I love those bears,” said Mara Segal Van Norstrand in a comment. “When my kids were little they always asked me to drive by them to see what they were wearing.”


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