A four-year-old girl is bringing some magic to her neighborhood with a homemade fairy garden outside her house.
Twitter user Kelly Victoria chronicled how life challenges and late nights led to an incredible discovery.
In a thread, Kelly shared her story, which begins with long walks late at night.
I think everyone could use a lighthearted/happy story right now so here goes:— kelly victoria 🪐 (@saysthefox) December 12, 2020
At the beginning of the pandemic I went through some painful personal stuff and would often go out at night for long walks because no one was around and I couldn’t sleep anyway. One night I was walking
During one walk, she noticed a peculiar-looking tree. The tree had objects all around it and as Kelly came closer, she realized it was a fairy garden straight out of the mind of a four-year-old girl.
down my street and noticed that someone had set up a few little objects in a tree planter and upon closer inspection I realized it was a fairy garden with a little note about the 4 year old girl who felt lonely in quarantine and wanted to spread some cheer. The next day I wrote pic.twitter.com/aCEK2k5PCy— kelly victoria 🪐 (@saysthefox) December 12, 2020
The garden has a beautiful pond.
An eclectic entryway for the fairies.
As well as more information on the four-year-old girl and why she made this magical place.
A note written by her reads reads “Our 4 year old girl made this to brighten your day. Please add to the magic, but don’t take away. These days can be hard, but we’re in this together so enjoy our fairy garden and some nicer weather.”
Another note has a picture of the garden’s creator.
It makes sure to echo the creation’s core goal: to spread kindness and joy.
“Hey all you cool cats and kittens! This girl is loving your new additions so keep them coming and please be kind. Keep this girl and your neighbors in mind.”
Kelly was touched by the creation, so she pretended she was a fairy named Sapphire that had come to live in the tree.
a little note to her, pretending to be a fairy named Sapphire that had come to live in the tree because she had set it up so nicely and I left it on the tree that night on my walk and said I would gift her with a magical fairy dice (I got really into crafting resin rpg die at pic.twitter.com/c0FDrlSm3M— kelly victoria 🪐 (@saysthefox) December 12, 2020
The note asked the girl to do three things for Sapphire the fairy:
- Say 5 nice things to people you love
- 2. Do 3 helpful things for someone in need
- Draw a picture of her favorite animal
the start of the pandemic) if she did 3 things for me: pic.twitter.com/1Ae9DjazAW— kelly victoria 🪐 (@saysthefox) December 12, 2020
A night later, Kelly got a response.
I wasn’t sure if she’d respond or even find the note but it was fun just imagining what she’d think. The next night on my walk I found this and immediately burst into tears: pic.twitter.com/eOKKupzf7x— kelly victoria 🪐 (@saysthefox) December 12, 2020
The note — written by the girl’s parent — confirmed she did all three things, and that the note made her so happy that she drew a picture of two piggies for her new friend Sapphire the fairy.
And as promised, Kelly left some of her handmade die.
She also left a note for the parents, introducing herself and offering a phone number “so they could contact me and know I wasn’t some creep leaving notes for their small child.”
So I left a bunch of my die that had small imperfections and left her another note and also a little extra note for her parents with my name and phone number so they could contact me and know I wasn’t some creep leaving notes for their small child: pic.twitter.com/89B5PcpxBa— kelly victoria 🪐 (@saysthefox) December 12, 2020
In a note with the die, Sapphire the fairy said the girl had passed the test.
She loved her sparkly die and Kelly received a note from her parents, letting her know what a bright spot she has been for the family.
Over the next nine months, the two exchanged messages, with Kelly admitting the sweet relationship gave her purpose during a difficult time.
got to chat with her mom via text to make sure my gifts were a little more personal. At one point she asked for a photo of me and thankfully I had some elf costume items from the previous Halloween so I photoshopped some photos of myself in costume, looking like a fairy. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/XgTAWnuWXK— kelly victoria 🪐 (@saysthefox) December 12, 2020
As time went on, Kelly texted the mom to make gifts more personal. In one gift, Kelly got into costume and photoshopped herself as a fairy.
Unfortunately, the fairy garden is leaving Kelly’s neighborhood. There is good news, though.
more gift for her and would leave it this afternoon and hoped 😉 she wouldn’t catch me. As they came back from their last walk around their neighborhood I was by the tree leaving her gift and she got to catch me in the act. (I got tested two days ago and her pic.twitter.com/ZpsCzEDdwI— kelly victoria 🪐 (@saysthefox) December 12, 2020
Two days before the family moved, Kelly — dressed as a fairy — finally got to meet her pen pal.
to include some support in my letters and told her I had to move as well so she’d feel like we were both going through it together. Her mom said it was helping her so much and they really wanted to try to see me somehow before they left.
Well today, their moving day, after a pic.twitter.com/aBtff6OhWN
— kelly victoria 🪐 (@saysthefox) December 12, 2020