Man Finds A Child's Heartbreaking Note Attached To Balloon On It's Way To Heaven

Walking around Scotland during the first week of December, this man found something that would incite the spirit of giving this Christmas. 

Walking through a Scottish field earlier this month, Stuart McColl came across something he’ll likely never forget.

Something blue caught his eye, on closer inspection he saw it was a balloon. Even more unusual than a single blue balloon floating through the fields was the rolled-up letter attached to it.

Unrolling the letter, he was moved by what he read.


By the large, colored font, McColl guessed that the letter had been written by a child.

The note was addressed to the author’s father.


As McColl kept reading, the sweet, sad words told him that the child’s father had passed away and that the balloon was supposed to reach him in heaven.

The endearing note updated her beloved father on her current life, as well as what she hoped to receive from Santa this Christmas.


The contents are extremely moving:

Hi dad, just writing you a letter to tell you I’m missing you and tell you news!

I’m sure you know I’m in foster care cause mom is sick and my ear is blocked from Monday what. Tomorrow we’re leaving. I really miss school and you. I know your up in heaven but are you safe? Oh ya before I go here’s my dream and xmas list.

My dream is for you my daddy to put a note under my pillow that you wrote.

My xmas list: boots/studs, Astros, rebounder net, new Premier League ball, rubik cube, Real Madrid  jersey and shorts

Bye daddy

Love you


Everyone who has now witnessed the heartbreaking note wants to help in any way they can.

“It’s lovely to see how many people care about this child. I’m starting to think we will never find him or her but that’s okay, perhaps whoever is caring for the child wants to protect their privacy as it’s such a personal letter after all.” Stuart said.


“However, I’ve had so many kind people offering to donate and buy presents, which is incredible.”

So, as a way of helping the child, McColl set up a ‘Just Giving’ page that people could donate funds to. All the money collected will go to ‘Child Bereavement, UK’ which helps children who are in a similar position to the author of the letter.


“I thought that would be a suitable cause.” McColl said, also vowing that, “If we ever find this child, then I’ll do something special just for him or her.”

You can donate to the cause here:

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