A Georgia family whose son sent a balloon containing a message to his father in heaven was located on Wednesday after his heartbreaking letter was discovered 20 miles from his home.
Suzanne Edwards told Fox 5 Atlanta social media producer Marnie Williams her family retrieved the letter and balloon from the backyard of a home in Monroe. Enclosed in the balloon was also a picture of a boy smiling, standing next to a man and woman presumed to be his parents.
"Dad, I wish you were here so we could have fun together,” the letter read. “I wish you a Merry Christmas. I hope you tell God to give me those presents. I hope you are happy in heaven. If you are, ok then tell me. I love you, Alexander."
"My husband walked in the door with a tear in his eye and told me to read the note,” she said. “After I read the note, I just cried!"
"A parent from Alejandro's karate class contacted me on Wednesday asking me if I have seen the story going around about my son," said Yudy Ramirez, the boy's mother. Ramirez told FOX 5. "It was a miracle that Suzanne's family found his balloon."
According to Fox 5, Alejandro watched his father Carlos die in the street in Colombia when he was just four-years-old on December 4, 2013.
Alejandro's mother said he releases a balloon containing a message every year on the anniversary of his death and on his birthday.