NOEL KING, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Noel King. Last year, 4-year-old twins Gianella and Luna attached their Santa wish list to balloons and released them into the sky. They asked for candy, flowers and a puppy. Five hundred miles away, Alvin Bamburg saw one of the balloons in a tree. He told The Washington Post he reached the family on Facebook and started shipping them presents. Then he found a dachshund breeder and showed up to deliver Max the puppy. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.