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Stranger Fulfills Twin Girls' Wish List After Finding Balloon Message To Santa

When most of us think of putting a note in a bottle and sending it out to sea, it's fair to say we don't really expect it to ever actual reach somebody. However, anything can happen, even the most unexpected things.

This is especially true in the case of two sisters who had their wishes come true when their balloon with their Christmas list reached one man, a man who then decided to be their own personal Santa Claus.

These twin sisters were hoping Santa would get their lists.

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Back in December 2020 in Liberal, Kansas, 4-year-old twin girls Luna and Gianella Gonzalez attached their Christmas lists to two pink star balloons in anticipation of the balloons floating to the North Pole.

As Good Morning America reported, their mom Leticia Gonzalez thought it would be just a little fun and festive activity to do with her girls after such a difficult year dealing with the pandemic.

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The Gonzalez girls never gave up hope.

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While their mother figured the balloons would probably blow into a tree or ultimately end up in a trash bin nearby, to much surprise, one balloon actually floated over 600 miles all the way to Shreveport, Louisiana.

It was there that Alvin Bamburg discovered the list taped to the crumpled balloon while out on a hunting trip. Rather than simply walking away, he decided that he'd become the girls' personal Santa and buy them everything they wanted.

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Bamburg wanted to find the girls.

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After discovering the list with the girl's names, Bamburg took to social media and posted a picture of their letter. Against all odds, the twins' mother discovered Bamburg's photo and the pair connected online.

Before long, Bamburg had managed to send the girls everything they wanted, including candy, a Spider-Man ball, a Frozen doll, and a My Little Pony toy.

Then there was only one wish left on the list.

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Santa took a little longer delivering their last gift.


Bamburg and his wife wanted to bring their final gift to the girls personally. So, they drove all the way from Louisiana to Kansas and brought the twins their very own puppy named Max!

These lucky little girls didn't just get gifts from Santa, they also got new family members in the generous couple. Or should we say, Santa and Mrs. Claus.

"If you can make one person smile — trust me not only will it help them, it will make you feel so much better," Bamburg told GMA.

Let us know what you think of this heartfelt story in the comments and if you think this story is fate.

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