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A 9-year-old's Christmas wish to help the homeless came true thanks to a postal worker


A 9-year-old's Christmas wish to help the homeless came true thanks to a postal worker

WATCH  | Nine year-old Carlye Baltzell began to question whether Santa Claus was real this year.  So she decided to put her faith to the test by writing a letter to Santa to ask him for a warm blanket and clothes so she could give them to a homeless person. 

She wanted to put the letter in our locked mailbox and that way I couldn't read her letter.
Jamie Baltzell, Carlye's Mom

"It was the last day of school and everyone was talking about how Santa Claus is not real -- it's just your parents that are putting gifts under the tree," recalled Carlye.  

She decided to mail the letter in a way in which her parents wouldn't have any access to it. 

Her mom worried the magic of Christmas would soon be gone, until her phone rang the next day with a call from her mail carrier. 

"She said, 'I hope you're not upset, but I opened the letter, and your daughter was so selfless and so caring for other people that I want to make her Christmas wish come true.' She said 'Do you know what she asked for?' and I said 'No' because she wouldn't let me see it," said Jamie. 

It just hurts me to see people on the side of the road that nobody is doing anything about it because all they do is care about themselves.
Carlye Baltzell

The mail carrier explained that Carlye had asked Santa for a warm blanket and clothes that she could give to a homeless person. 

This 9-year-old's selfless request started a little chain of Christmas miracles. 

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It just so happened the postal worker's brother plays Santa Claus for Childrens Hospital, so Carlye got a special delivery.

"She went to the door and just started crying because Santa was there," said Jamie.

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After the visit, Carlye got to play Santa too. She asked her mom to stop the car when she saw a homeless man. She delivered the blanket and clothes. The man was so moved by the gesture, he cut a small flower off a nearby bush to give to Carlye. 

Some heroes don't wear capes. Some heroes wear shorts, or maybe mom jeans.

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