Fans have big bear hug at the ready for Paddington
DIRECT from deepest, darkest Peru, Paddington Bear came to visit youngsters at Macclesfield’s Grosvenor Shopping Centre.
Armed with his trademark suitcase, duffle coat and signature hat, Paddington was delighted to have pictures taken with his young fans who packed into the mall to see him.
One family delighted to meet the cuddly character were the Ciocirlans from Newton Street in Macclesfield.
Mum Anna-Marie, who brought six-year-old Anca and David, three, said: “It has been very exciting for them.
“They all cheered for Paddington when he arrived. They’ve had their pictures taken with him and Anca gave him a big cuddle and a kiss – she’s very happy.”
Stefan Foster, from Rainow, attended with children Frank, three, and Fleur, seven.
He said: “Events like this are great. They keep the kids entertained and you can manage to get a bit of shopping done at the same time.”
Ed Kennedy, manager of the Grosvenor Centre, said: “We were delighted to welcome Paddington to the centre and his visit certainly proved popular with local people.”