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Tue Dec 25, 2018, 03:04 AM

Arizona man fulfills Christmas wish list for Mexican girl who sent it by balloon

Earlier this month, Randy Heiss was hiking in Patagonia, Arizona, when he saw the ragged remains of a balloon with a note attached.

Heiss' wife translated the list and the pair identified its likely sender as a girl named Dayami.
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Heiss and his wife delivered the toys to Dayami and her sister younger sister, Ximena, during the meeting. It brought him "healing joy" to see the children's happy faces, Heiss told the "Today" show.
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“We lost our son nine years ago,” Heiss told KVOA. “So we don’t have grandchildren in our future and so really getting to share Christmas with kids was something that’s been missing in our lives.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/love-has-no-borders-arizona-man-fulfills-christmas-wish-list-n951581

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Reply Arizona man fulfills Christmas wish list for Mexican girl who sent it by balloon (Original post)
SunSeeker Dec 2018 OP
MustLoveBeagles Dec 2018 #1
SunSeeker Dec 2018 #2
JI7 Dec 2018 #3
Judi Lynn Dec 2018 #4
underpants Dec 2018 #5
Tom Rinaldo Dec 2018 #6
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2018 #7
SunSeeker Dec 2018 #10
Wounded Bear Dec 2018 #8
Cha Dec 2018 #9

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 03:14 AM

1. They're wonderful people for doing this

It's a shame about their son.

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 03:28 AM

2. Yes, they really are wonderful people. Reaffirms my faith in humanity.

May they find happiness despite their terrible loss.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 03:55 AM

3. such a nice story

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 05:28 AM

4. Goodhearted, loving people. They need a giant hug for their kindness.

Sure glad it wasn't one of those vicious border vigilantes who spotted the balloon. He/she would have probably gone to some trouble to find little Dayami just to terrorize her.

Thanks for a tremendous Christmas news story, SunSeeker. The Heisses are keeping love alive. Bless them both, and Dayami and her sister.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 07:52 AM

5. What a sweet story.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 10:59 AM

6. Simple Goodness. Incredibly touching n/t

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 03:29 PM

7. kudos as well to the tv station and the radio station for their help

Hands across the border got it done.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 06:36 PM

10. Yes, he could not have found her without them.

It was a great idea to turn to them for help.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 03:32 PM

8. How un-American, according to the Trumplodytes...

You know what, I still believe in Hope and Change, no matter what the assholes on the RW say.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 03:34 PM

9. What an amazing story!



Mahalo, SunSeeker

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