Throughout the world, teddy bears have recently begun appearing in windows and front gardens.
This practice is part of a "bear hunt" movement, to entertain children during the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier this month, Shellharbour Village's Carol Marriott got involved in this international campaign in order to entertain her grandchildren.
The grandmother of nine has created a bear hunt with a changing theme each day, following the adventures of Goldie and Snowie.
"One day I noticed a bear in a window, and when I came home I looked it up online and thought it was a great idea," Mrs Marriott said.
"I went and dug out a bear that has been in a box, in isolation, in a wardrobe for 45 years.
"It was my daughter's, her first bear, and she called her Goldie, because she's a very yellow bear.
"I put Goldie in a rug and armchair and put her on the front balcony with, 'hi, I'm Goldie'. I sent it to my grandchildren... And the kids emailed back, saying 'wow, that's lovely'.
"And I started changing her every day, while telling a story along the way."
The hunt was soon expanded, with Snowie later introduced.
The couple's subsequent adventures have included the likes of stocking up on essential items, celebrating Easter, painting and rock climbing.
The feedback has been great. I've had people go past, putting letters and cards in the letterbox, saying how much they enjoy it.Carol Marriott
Mrs Marriott said the bears would soon be getting married, with the hunt due to wrap-up after Anzac Day.
The concept encourages parents to take children for walks in their neighbourhood, while respecting social distancing.
The kids search for the bears while getting exercise and spending time outside.
A series of Facebook groups have been created, which encourage members to share photos of bears spotted in their area.
"It's a fascination for children to keep them amused, with little kids coming back each day," Mrs Marriott said.
"The feedback has been great.
"I've had people go past, putting letters and cards in the letterbox, saying how much they enjoy it.
"A lot more bears have appeared all over Shellharbour Village."