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Fairy yard sparks a friendship amongst strangers

Kelly Kenney was going for walks in her Los Angeles neighborhood one particular day when she arrived across a fairy backyard. While staring at these tree trunk trinkets, she felt an alter moi emerging.

“On my way again to my apartment I was brainstorming tips of what my identify was likely to be,” Kenney said. “My creativity just kind of took in excess of and I just started out pondering, ‘Well, maybe if I left a notice as a fairy, that would be truly pleasurable to do.'”

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Eliana, 4, built a fairy backyard garden in her Los Angeles community. 

Handout / Kelly Kenney


The next night time she did just that — she still left a take note for whoever constructed the garden. 

“My identify is Sapphire,” she wrote. “I am a single of the fairies who life in this tree.” 

The future working day, a 4-year-outdated girl named Eliana wrote back again. It was the initial exchange in what has evolved into a outstanding friendship — nine months of letters and offers and glitter galore. They exchanged pictures of a single yet another and turned a calendar year of disappointment into a time of wonder.

Eliana’s mother, Emily, couldn’t be a lot more grateful.

“We were continuously floored, like just completely floored. The items that she would give have been just so personalized, so variety, and we were just like, ‘We don’t even know you!'” she explained. 

Eliana felt like the luckiest woman in the entire world. But what she wished extra than any current was to meet her close friend. And that’s when Sapphire remembered that fairies can, on really scarce situation, turn into human sized. So, before this month, she appeared.

“She turned about and observed me and I instantly was like, ‘Are you Eliana?!’ And she was like, ‘Yea.’  And the way that she seemed at me, I will under no circumstances forget that,” Kenney reported. 

Kenney reported she was at a dim place at the start out of the pandemic. But with a minimal imagination and kindness, she discovered her gentle. 

“I want men and women to believe that that they never have to be a fairy to give a minimal bit of magic to anyone else.  And it doesn’t have to be a youngster possibly,” she claimed. 

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Kelley Kenney and Eliana fulfilled right after months of exchanging letters about a fairies. 

Handout / Kelly Kenney



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