Child’s Lost Note to Santa Prompts Search to Fulfill Wish


With Christmas about a week away kids are rushing to get their letters to Santa, but one fell short in the Natural State.

During Thursday’s rain, Susan Watkins found a wayward message in a pasture at her Hot Springs horse farm. 

“Saw something down on the cattle panels that we use for our fencing,” she explained. 

That something was a green, deflated balloon with a handwritten note tied to the string. 

“A new toy to play with, signed Victor Dunniel,” said Watkins, reading the note. 

While the note is to the point it includes a personal touch, a drawing of a snowman on the back. Now Watkins wants to complete the bigger picture. 

“We’d love to get a balloon and tie a toy to it and say it’s from Santa and send it back to him,” she said. 

Since the only identifier on the note is a name, Watkins knows this could be a long shot. 

“I was hoping he would’ve left an address on that, or a city would’ve helped,” she added. 

Instead of getting discouraged, Watkins looks into her pasture at her horse who’s also named Victor. 

“It’s kind of strange that Victor’s note landed here with Victor,” Watkins said. 

Watkins hopes that shared named is a sign this Christmas wish needed someone to help make it come true. 

If you know who sent the note you can reach to the our sister station KARK 4’s reporter Susan El Khoury. Her contact information can be found by clicking here.

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