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In such difficult, trying times as these, sometimes a small gesture can make a world of difference. A small group of women in North Carolina have taken it upon themselves to put a fun twist on the classic game of “ding-dong-ditch” to hopefully put a smile on the faces of their neighbors with the help of “wine fairies.”
40 year-old Cara Rindell founded “The Sisterhood of Travelling Wine” to the Raleigh area. The group brings wine lovers across the community together to spread a little bit of joy during the global pandemic. These “wine fairies” put together gift baskets of wine, chocolate, and other goodies, strap on their wings and tutus, place gifts on their neighbors’ doorsteps, and run.
“It’s all about bringing others happiness and making new relationships,” Rindell says. “It starts off as a random act of kindness to a stranger and becomes a friendship with the neighbor you didn’t know you had.”
Since group started in April, hundreds of “wine fairy” Facebook groups have popped up across the country. But Rindell realizes it isn’t just women who want to make a positive impact on others. To expanding the reach of the “sisterhood” to be more inclusive, Rindell has developed the “Brotherhood of Booze and Beer” and a nonalcoholic version for children who want to put smiles on the faces of others.
I’m a part of a group call Sisterhood of the Travelling Wine NC and we literally just play ding dong ditch and leave wine on each other’s doorsteps as wine fairies 🍷🍇 I did a few deliveries myself to total strangers and I was visited by the wine fairy twice today! Loving it Lol pic.twitter.com/lSv3AJ9xvw
— Jackie Bazemore (@jlbazemore123) May 18, 2020
“This group started during COVID, but it’s not going to stop after COVID,” she says. “I think we always need to be spreading kindness and cheer.”
Heroes come in a variety of forms. Heroes can be those making grand gestures, but someone can also be a hero by putting a smile on the face of someone else. During these difficult times, a little whimsy and a little laughter goes a long way.