Make hearthlings sit on benches around fire

So last night when I was playing, I made a little platform that had a firepit beside the ocean and so I naturally put four benches all around the firepit. Instead of the hearthlings sitting down on the benches, they just sat like right beside the benches on the ground mocking me. I think that if there is an open seat within a certain radius of a firepit, then the hearthlings should sit on it when sitting at the fire. Maybe there could even be a special seat specifically for this, like a log they can sit on or something.