We were at a club fun fly. Beautiful day with lots of local people joining us with their discount store kites.
One family had a plastic, princess delta kite. The little girl flying it was happily letting the line out as the kite flew higher and higher.
The line on the spool came to the end, and was not tied to the spool. The kite went free, leaving the little girl in tears, holding an empty spool.
I went over to offer condolences, and gave her the hand made kite that I had been flying.
That caused a LOT of things to happen... It caused the tears to turn to a huge smile! It relieved a lot of stress on the parents, which made THEM smile. And it made ME the happiest of all!
Now I always have a few kites in my bag to use in similar situations. I also carry a 30ft long extension lineman's pole to rescue kites from trees at the parks. I get lots of smiles! Even rescued a Frisbee from a tree once. :)
As mentioned earlier, there's more kite-making on this site than you can poke a stick at :-)
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