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Mom Finds A Door On A Tree In The Woods, Shocked By What's Inside

One day in Overland Park in Kansas, there mysteriously appeared a little door. Residents walking down the trail noticed it and were delighted to find a little gnome home was built into a tree.

More and more little structures began to appear, and who was putting them there was a mystery to the whole town. Residents kept returning to the spot, dubbed 'Firefly Forest' by a sign that sprang up one night. Locals never knew what new surprise they would find, but it brought magic to a small corner of the world.

One family, in particular, was touched by the forest. The Fisher family had suffered a terrible tragedy, three-year-old Allie had died of brain cancer. The family was struggling with their wounds from their devastating loss, and exploring the enchanted forest was a welcomed distraction.

Many locals had started leaving messages for the fairies, so Kelly left a simple note about her daughter: "In memory of Allie Fisher 10/16/09 – 6/13/13." Below that was written, "Love you Little Owl!"

'Little Owl' was Allie's nickname because she loved owls and had trouble sleeping.

The next time the Fisher family went to the forest, they were stunned to see a new home. The home was named 'Little Owl,' and it featured a small owl door knocker.

"It's the most beautiful act of compassion, that a stranger would know the pain, and think, 'I should do something to honor that short life'," said Kelly.

Park officials began removing fairy structures due to concern over the upkeep and safety of the small buildings. A tiny 'WEMA' tent appeared (Woodland Emergency Management Agency) and 'missing' signs with houses pictured started to pop up.

Eventually, the mysterious builders were found. A mother named Robyn and her two sons moved into the neighborhood. The family had to frequently move due to the father's job, rarely staying anywhere more than a year. Robyn and her son's took up the project to cheer themselves up, but the reaction the neighborhood had to the little gnome village brought them boundless joy.

Unfortunately, Robyn's family had to move again, and they took down the little forest. Though the forest is gone, some signs were left as reminders to people to 'make your own magic.'

One structure remains standing however: Little Owl house.

Source: Little Things
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