WBZ-TV’s Jack Williams visited The Blue Bunny in Dedham Square on Tuesday afternoon to film a segment of Wednesday’s Child with owner and author Peter Reynolds.
Ethan, a 6 years old foster child in search of a good home, was featured on the program.
While Williams interviewed his stepmom, Reynolds signed one of his illustrated books from the Judy Moody series, and presented it to the 6-year-old.
Reynolds and Ethan also drew pictures for each other.
Reynolds said his book store is the perfect atmosphere for a foster child like Ethan.
"The Blue Bunny is a nice environment for these foster kids--surrounded by books, toys and art supplies which makes for an easier interview," Reynolds said. "Our hope is that the child's relaxed, playful and curious nature will come out which will hopefully connect with someone in the audience who will adopt them. Finding permanent homes with loving families is the goal."
Reynolds said Williams, a longtime Boston news anchor, dug into his pocket and slipped Ethan some money saying, "Poke around the shop and get yourself something."
"He was shy at first, but warmed up,” Reynolds said. “I hope the camera man caught Ethan's wonderful laughter. He melted my heart. I really hope this segment helps find him the perfect home.”
This isn’t the first time a segment of Wednesday’s Child has been filmed inside the Blue Bunny. In March of 2008, sixth-grader, Cheyenne met with Reynolds while he gave her an animation lesson and a personalized journal, which was televised on the program.
"This is just one of the ways we try to give back to the community,” Reynolds said. “We are big fans of CBS Boston's Jack Williams and are always eager to help him with his great work."
Wednesday’s Child feature is designed to help find homes for children waiting to be adopted. It has been running since 1981, and a different child is featured every Wednesday at 6 p.m.
The segment filmed in Dedham will air tonight, October 16 at 6 p.m.