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Sugar Fairy sweetens someone’s day

Anonymous person gifts local with long-sought sugar

It seems Sasquatch isn’t the only cryptid (allegedly) stalking about in Agassiz-Harrison.

Bev Carlson of Agassiz was the recipient of some anonymous kindness last week when someone identifying only as the Sugar Fairy left her a gift.

“I got a telephone call on March 24, and the person said ‘This is the sugar fairy! Go out on your front veranda and you will find your sugar.’” she said.

She was “absolutely flabbergasted” by the call.

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“I said ‘Oh, does that mean I put a plate of cookies out?’ and they said ‘Oh, no, no, no, this is for you to do your baking.’”

Like so many others, Carlson is voluntarily staying sheltered during the coronavirus outbreak. Carlson has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung condition that makes proper air flow very difficult. COVID-19 is particularly dangerous to those with pre-existing conditions and even more so to those with respiratory conditions like hers.

Carlson said she likes to bake when her grandchildren come over to visit, trying to stay away from the sweet stuff herself – for the most part. She doesn’t know how the Sugar Fairy knew she was struggling to find baking supplies.

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“My daughter lives in Abbotsford and she’d gone to three stores trying to get me for sugar,” Carlson said. “Now, here this was, and I don’t know who it was. I couldn’t believe it. I really couldn’t. It’s never happened to me before.”

Carlson said she has a few clues as to who the Sugar Fairy might be, but there are a few clues here and there. She got an idea to look at the camera she has on her veranda, but the Sugar Fairy was one step ahead and kept their back to the camera the whole time.

Overall, Carlson said she felt the community was doing a great job of respecting the necessary safety steps to fight the spread of COVID-19 and to be extraordinarily neighbourly during this difficult time.

“I took my husband for a walk earlier in the week, and everybody was keeping their distance. Around here, I find it’s been very good,” she said. “There’s lots of people asking if we need anything.”

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