When you are short, life is hard sometimes. You can't reach item in cabinets or on shelves in stores. I love this grabber!! I can fold it and take it with me whereever I go. It would also be great for someone who can't bind down and pick things up. It is to handy that I think everyone needs one. The fact that it folds makes it even better. The grasp on items is great so you don't drop it. This was a great purchased and I have already used it many times. Even at the grocery store.