Siri, Apple's personal digital assistant for iPhone and iPad, can do far more than make calls or appointments, send texts or set alarms — it can read children a bedtime story. It takes a little work to coax Siri into doing it, but the smiles you get in return make it more than worthwhile.

To get started, say to Siri: "Please read me a story". If Siri gives you a web search result or movie search result, try varying the words a little. Try "Please read me a bedtime story", for example. If Siri says "what again?" or "I'm sure you've heard it before" or "It was a dark and stormy night... no, that's not it", that's your cue to press on. Ask Siri again. And again. It might take 3 or more tries, but eventually you'll get...

Once upon a time, in a virtual galaxy far, far away there was an intelligent young agent by the name of Siri...

It goes on for several paragraphs.

This is by no means a new Siri feature. It's been part of Siri since it launched in 2011 but it's the kind of this worth sharing and re-sharing. It's the kind of Pixar-like touch that makes Siri seem so relatable. So delightful. So human.

If you've found any other great Siri hidden gems, please let me know!