On a snowy Lunar New Year’s Eve in Northeastern China, it’s Dandan’s last night with Yueyue. Tomorrow, she moves to America. The two best friends have a favorite wintertime tradition: crafting paper-cut snowflakes, freezing them outside, and hanging them as ornaments. As they say goodbye, Yueyue presses red paper and a spool of thread into Dandan’s hands so she can carry on their tradition. But in her new home, Dandan has no one to enjoy the gift with–until a friend comes along.
Dane Lin shares a story based on her own immigration experience, the infinite impact of friendship, and the joy of passing on love and kindness around the world.