Once upon a time, in a colorful and magical forest lived a mischievous squirrel named Sammy. Sammy was known for his jokes and playful nature. He loved to play tricks on his fellow forest creatures and often laughed mischievously as he did so.

One sunny day, Sammy had a brilliant idea. He decided to play a prank on his best friend, Benny the Bunny. Sammy knew that Benny was a little gullible and easy going. So, he gathered a bunch of acorns and painted them bright pink, hoping to fool Benny into thinking it was a special magical acorn

With his painted acorn ready, Sammy sneaked behind Benny, who was busy nibbling on some juicy carrots. “Hey, Benny! Look what I got!” Sammy exclaimed, holding up a pink acorn. “These acorns are enchanted! If you eat one, you can jump faster than any rabbit in the forest!”

Benny’s eyes widened with excitement. He always dreamed of jumping higher than anyone else. “Really, Sammy? Are you sure?” he asked, getting closer.

Sammy shook his head and tried to hide his laughter. “Of course, Benny! Try it and see for yourself.”

Without hesitation, Benny grabbed one of the pink acorns and took a big bite. But as soon as he did, he realized something wasn’t right. Instead of feeling magical powers, Benny’s mouth turned bright pink, matching the color of an acorn. His fur stood on end, and he began to wander around in confusion.

Sammy couldn’t hold back his laughter anymore and burst out laughing. “Oh, Benny, you fell for it! Those acorns were only painted, not magic!”

Benny looked at Sammy with a mixture of surprise and anger. “Sammy, that wasn’t funny! You tricked me!”

Sammy’s laughter stopped when he saw how upset Benny was. He realized that his joke had gone too far and he had hurt his friend’s feelings. He hurried towards Benny, feeling remorseful.

“I’m really sorry, Benny. I didn’t mean to upset you. I just wanted to have some fun, but I realize now that it was mean and hurtful. Friends never play tricks that hurt each other. Should play,” said Sammy. Sincerely.

Benny looked at Sammy and sighed. “You’re right, Sammy. A joke should be funny, but not at the expense of someone else’s feelings. Friends should always think about how their actions might affect others.”

From that day forward, Sammy learned the importance of being considerate and kind to his friends. He vowed never to play a sad joke again and made it his mission to make Benny smile every day.

The moral of the story is: “Fun is great, but never at the expense of one’s feelings. It’s important to consider how our actions may affect others and always be kind to your friends.”