Every menstruating woman has at least one embarrassing period-related story under her bloodied belt. Even the most vigilante at tracking the monthly monster can get unpleasantly surprised by an early arrival, which can cause a flood of discomfort. Sometimes, however, help comes from the most unexpected places. In those rare cases of surprise solidarity, it's crucial to recognize the helpers among us.
A perfect example of this was posted on Reddit by a woman who got her period on a hike, and was unexpectedly helped by a male friend who knew exactly what to do.
The Reddit user I_Removed_Something started her story by officially defining the term "period fairy" as: a person who unexpectedly and tactfully helps you through a period emergency.