Young girl's Christmas list to Santa discovered inside a balloon in the Valley

PATAGONIA, Ariz. (FOX 10) - One little girl's Christmas wishes came true when her list to Santa was discovered by a man from Arizona.

When 8-year-old Dayami let go of her red balloon in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, her only wish was for Santa to find it. Across the border, a Christmas miracle happened while Randy Heiss was on a normal hike in Patagonia, Arizona.

"We were walking along and I'm seeing something red draped on the grass up ahead," said Randy Heiss.

From afar, it looked like trash on a trail, but when Heiss got a little closer, it was a popped balloon with a big message.

"I quickly realized it was a Christmas list," said Heiss. "It's written in Spanish and I can tell it was obviously a child by the hand writing."

It was the wishes of Dayami, a little girl unknown to Heiss at the time.

"She asked for a lot of things, the cutest was whatever you can give me one to four," said Heiss. "Enchanted house, clothes, coloring book, magic markers, paints and she asked for Pokemon characters."

This innocent list became a mission for Heiss, to find to little girl named Dayami who forgot to write where Santa could drop off the presents.

"I wanted to make sure that I did everything I could to make that child's wishes come true," said Heiss.

Heiss used social media and a local radio station in Sonora for help as the days to Christmas dwindled down, and within one hour they located Dayami and he delivered her presents.

Because the children still believe in Santa, Mr. Heiss and his wife were Santa's little helpers.

Dayami's mother says they are grateful for Randy and his wife and wants everyone around the world to believe in miracles and not lose traditions.

Fox 10 reported on this story from Phoenix