Rome, NY - ‘Liqour Pixies’ or "wine fairies" are taking social media by storm.
“I came up with the idea of paying it forward to people during this bummy time that we’re all sitting home,” said Ashley Bird, founder of Rome Liquor Pixies.
The random acts of kindness began on April 30 in Rome and in just a small amount of time, the following has grown to over 3,000 Pixies. How it works is: you must be 21 years or older, you must join the pixie group on Facebook and typically only people who have joined the group can be ‘pixied’.
“We deliver it to their house, they leave their address on the address thread on the site and we simply just come at their address and we pick people from there who have been ‘pixied’. Some people have been texting multiple times, so you can ‘pixie’ one person and you can pixie 14 people,” said Bird.
Baskets can be filled with anything from candy, snacks, liquor and face masks. So why the name ‘pixie’?
“I was thinking about Tinker Bell, said Bird, “I just like the term ‘pixies’ it's cute and I think it adds a lot of cheer.”
The Pixies say that this is all about making people feel good.
“It's dark here now everybody's feeling depressed and it's our way to get back to the community as well,” said Heather Miner, Certified Nursing Assistant.
Melody Miiler, Home Health Aide added, “It's actually a really good feeling you know when you don't know what it is and someone shows up and surprise you with a bag of gifts.”
There is also a Pixie group in Westmoreland.
There is also a kids pixie group where kid-friendly bags are delivered.