Ridiculous question regarding handles

This is probably the most obvious answer in the world, and I’ve no doubt it’s staring me in the face, but…

How does one pull handles from an existing node? If I add a node to an existing path, how do I drag out handles for a curve?

Thanks so much.

You don’t. Hold down the option key and click the line segment.

I couldn't figure it out either. Thanks for asking the question first :)