It all started in April at the beginning of the pandemic, when Kelly Kenney stumbled across a fairy garden. "I was walking 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," she wrote on Twitter. The next day, Kenney dropped off a note pretending to be a fairy named Sapphire who had come to live in the tree. The note included an invitation to do a few deeds to earn "magical fairy dice" -- things like "say five nice things to people you love," "do three helpful things for someone in need," "promise to always be kind and brave" and "show love to those in need." The next night, she came back and found a reply with all the tasks completed. Thus began a 9-month-long correspondence that brightened the days of the 4-year-old, the "fairy" and the 4-year-old's family. "Doing this every night gave me purpose in a horribly painful and lonely time. I looked forward to my days again and I started ordering art supplies and little trinkets to leave her," Kenney wrote. Similarly, 4-year-old Eliana's mom told Kenny that the friendship has ignited her daughter's imagination, confidence and spirit.

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