f you think about it, popsicle sticks are one of the most useful objects in existence. First and foremost, they often hold popsicles, and what's better than that? But you can also use them to build neat sculptures and other craft projects. Those tongue depressors doctors sometimes use? Basically giant popsicle sticks. Like I said, they're super handy.
But Reddit user bovadeez may have found the best use for popsicle sticks yet. He used them in a very clever way to help his girlfriend cope with the depression and anxiety that plague her life.
Like millions of people around the world, Redditor bovadeez's girlfriend suffers from depression.
As anyone who has dealt with depression knows, there isn’t an easy solution or cure you can count on to provide relief when the illness takes over.
That can be hard for loved ones to see, and it’s totally natural to want to reach out and help. That’s exactly what Redditor bovadeez did. He said, “My girlfriend suffers from, at times, crippling depression and anxiety. I saw this idea somewhere online and decided to make her something like it.”
It all started with some popsicle sticks.
I know what you’re thinking. How could popsicle sticks possibly help in a situation like this?
Stick with me, here.
He then colored some of the popsicle sticks using markers.
The sticks were now four different colors: orange, pink, yellow, and plain.
So far, this thoughtful craft project had taken maybe $5 and no more than a few minutes of time.
He then wrote some messages for his girlfriend on the popsicle sticks (more on that in a sec).
He placed the popsicle sticks in a jar and gave them to his girlfriend.
Now for the incredibly touching part. It’s what he wrote on the popsicle sticks that truly makes the gift special…