An Arizona man fulfilled a Mexican girl’s Christmas wish by delivering her gifts after running into a Christmas list she had sent to Santa through a balloon.

Randy Heiss was hiking in Patagona, Arizona, less than 30 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, when he found a deflated balloon with a note attached to it, according to NBC News.


The note was from Dayami, 8, and it contained a list of Christmas wishes intended for Santa.

“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 said.

So Heiss contacted a radio station in Nogales, Mexico, just on the other side of the border.

The radio station, XENY, helped Heiss identify the young girl, who lives in Nogales, and arranged a chance for the two to meet.

Heiss and his wife met Dayami and her younger sister Ximena with presents, including art supplies and a dollhouse.

“Love has no borders," he said. "That wall melted away for the day.”

Heiss appeared on the “Today” show to tell the story.

Heiss and his wife have lost their son and have no grandchildren.