What was the point of the 3 kings in the nativity story?

As kids we're all taught about the 3 wise kings that visit jesus on his birth. But what is the point of them? They give their gifts then bugger off never to be seen again. Surely if they believed jesus was divine they'd have hung about and supported him a bit.
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Yes I know of the symbolism of their appearance. What I'm asking is why didn't they do more for jesus in the rest of his life if they were such powerful important kings.
What was the point of the 3 kings in the nativity story?
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