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Little Lights

Every afternoon, when I came home from work, I saw in a window in the face of a girl who, through the glass, looked out at the street. Her lost and sad gaze awakened in me the instinct to protect her and to offer her affection.

So was day after day. Until after a few months, the eve of the Wise Menkings arrived. That day it occurred to me to disguise myself as a magician king and take her some presents.

The little girl opened the door with difficulty.

"Ho ho ho. I'm King Melchior and I've come to bring you the toys you asked for. As you see, I come bearing this sack full of toys for many children, but to look for your gifts I need to know your name."

"My name is Luna. But I didn't ask for any toys."

"Are your parents not here?"

"I don't have parents."

From inside the house someone called the girl.

"Luna, who is it?"

Luna looked at me with his sad eyes and told me:

"She's my grandmother. She's in a wheelchair and can't move."

Her grandmother, a sick old lady, welcomed me and told me the story of the girl's parents and the way they died. From that day on, I started visiting them regularly. And from the next day, Luna, smiling from his window, greeted me as I walked down the street returning from work.

Several years passed. One day I took courage and asked to her grandmother to allow me to adopt her grandaughter. She smiling and crying at the same time gave me a hug and told me:

"This is the most beautiful request I have ever had in my life."

And some little lights lited up in my soul, and surely in her soul too.

Her grandmother already left us. Luna's getting married today. I love her with all my heart.

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