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Just Landed: The Easter Bunny brings tourists home (with the help of Lufthansa)

After being declared an essential worker last week, the Easter Bunny hopped aboard a Lufthansa flight to help repatriate German tourists who were stranded abroad.

Easter Bunny repatriates German tourists stranded abroad

Now that we're past the initial shock of the world closing its doors, it seems people are finally settling into new routines and finding ways to make the most of their time indoors. Quarantine or not, birthdays, holidays and special occasions still come around and people are finding creative ways to make things special even while self-isolating. 

Last week, leaders all over the world made announcements deeming the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy to be essential workers. Officials reasoned that the special work that these magical visitors do is essential to the happiness of their region's children.

In New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed children in this video, saying that although the egg-bringer is essential, the Easter Bunny might not be able to visit every household. She encouraged kids to make pictures of eggs and put them in their front windows, for other children in the neighbourhood to see.

If your house was missed this year, perhaps it was because the magical rabbit was busy helping repatriate German citizens this weekend. A plush Easter Bunny, named Jacinda after the prime minister, was the only passenger on a Lufthansa flight from Germany to New Zealand. The bunny worked to help bring home German tourists who had been stranded in New Zealand.