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By Janelle Griffith
It was a Christmas wish that crossed international borders. A man from Arizona filled the Christmas list of an eight-year-old girl in Mexico, whose letter to him with the balloon arrived.
Earlier this month, Randy Heiss wandered into Patagonia, Arizona, when he saw the ragged remains
On one side of the note was "Dayami." On the other side was a numbered list in Spanish.
Heiss & # 39; woman translated the list and the couple identified their likely sender as a girl named Dayami. The note was for Santa Claus and asked, among other things, about art supplies, slime, a doll and a dollhouse. On the note was left no contact information.
"It really touched me when I found it and I said," How can I find out how to get in touch with this little girl? Should your wishes come true? "Hot said the NBC daughter KVOA in Tucson.
Heiss believed the wind carried Dayami's Christmas wish list about 20 miles from Nogales, Mexico.
He shared the letter on his Facebook account. After a few days without any hints, he asked Radio XENY, a station in Nogales, for help. The station published the story of Heiss on their Facebook page.
Within an hour they were able to find Dayami, who lives in Nogales.
The radio station told NBC News on Monday that it has helped organize Heiss and his wife to meet Dayami and her family at their offices late last week.
Heiss and his wife delivered the toys Dayami and her younger sister, Ximena, during the meeting. It had brought him "healing joy" to see the happy faces of children, Heiss said the "Today" show.
"Love has no limits," he said. "This wall has dissolved for today."
As it turned out the experience was also a gift for the couple.
"We lost our son nine years ago," Heiss told KVOA. "So we do not have any grandchildren in our future, so it was really something we missed in our lives to share Christmas with kids."