Arizona Hiker's Balloon Find Brings Christmas Magic to Mexican Girl

“It really touched my heart to find it," said Randy Heiss, who spotted a balloon with the note attached

An Arizona man fulfilled the Christmas wishes of an 8-year-old girl in Mexico whose letter to Santa reached him by way of balloon this month, NBC News reports.

Randy Heiss saw the ragged remains of a balloon with a note attached while he was hiking in Patagonia, Arizona. The note said "Dayami" on one side and the other had a numbered list written in Spanish.

Heiss' wife translated the list and the pair identified its likely sender as a girl named Dayami. The note was intended for Santa and asked for art supplies, slime, a doll and a dollhouse, among other things. No contact information was left on the note.

"It really touched my heart to find it and I said, 'Well, how in the heck am I going to be able to figure out how to make contact with this little girl and make her wishes come true?'" Heiss told Tucson NBC affiliate KVOA.

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