'Bubba the Bear' puppet keeps smiles on faces in Powderhorn Park neighborhood

Tommy Wiita
Updated: July 21, 2020 01:17 PM
Created: July 21, 2020 12:50 PM

A video taken in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood of south Minneapolis has gone viral.

A black bear puppet can be seen dancing at a neighborhood gathering.

The Minneapolis artist behind the bear, Christopher Lutter-Gardella, who operates Big Animal Productions, has been hosting monthly block parties outside his house to help the neighborhood connect with one another and celebrate their community.

The puppet's name is "Bubba," and it takes two people to control. Comments on the puppet included some from as far as Thailand.

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