Mystery Bunting Fairy spreads happiness among lovers of Welsh ponies and ears of corn
A kind-hearted “bunting fairy” shared her love through hard times by sending handmade gifts, but with no idea who she was.
Some 85 people have so far received beautifully crafted streamer gifts, many of which have been personalized based on the interests or location of the recipients, and all with the same note. They were delivered all over the country; the only connection being that all who are lucky enough to receive them are breeders or enthusiasts of Welsh ponies or ears.
Maxine Ingham, who breeds and shows sections C and D, said H&H the sparrow started arriving about a month ago.
“People started posting photos on Facebook, saying they sent them, with the same little note,” she said. “There is never a postmark or any indication of provenance.”
As the number of recipients grew, they were all trying to figure out who the sender was.
“The only thing that connects us is that we are all people involved with ponies or Welsh ears,” said Maxine. “Anyone knows people well enough that the bunting is relevant to people; I live in Cornwall, near the beach, and the seaside gear of mine, and someone leading a hedgehog rescue had hedgehog prints.
The note accompanying each delivery is the same. He said, “Something to make you smile!” Put it on or give it away, be kind to make someone’s day. Much love, The Bunting Fairy, #thebuntingfairy. “
“It’s also beautifully done,” Maxine said. “It’s so professional; anyone has put a lot of time, effort and money into it. And do a really nice thing.
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“I am in the process of officially registering him as a therapy pony and in the future I would like to offer him
“ He was a horse that nobody expected anything from, but he gave everything ”
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Maxine said she hoped the thoughtfulness of the gesture could spread.
“I saw someone last week who was going through a difficult time, and I sent them flowers anonymously,” she said. “I thought I would pass it on; if everyone did a good deed, it would spread and spread.
“I was thrilled to have mine; it’s such a beautiful thing to do, after everyone has had such a miserable time; there is a Bunting Fairy Facebook group and if you read the posts you can see how much it has brightened up everyone’s day. “
Asked what she would say to the fairy Bruant, Maxine replied: “Thank you for spreading so much joy and happiness.”
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