A boy’s birthday balloon travelled an incredible 5,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Las Vegas.
Cole Bell, nine, sent off a balloon for his birthday on July 16 from his home in Gateshead, north east England, and the helium balloon was found more than 5,000 miles away by a couple in Las Vegas.
His mother Lois Bell, 32, said almost every year they send off a balloon with Cole’s name, age and other details.
Lois said: “We send off a helium balloon almost every year, I think we only missed maybe a few times.
I didn’t expect to hear anything back.”
Then, last Saturday a postcard arrived for Cole.
“I got up for work and I saw the postcard put through the door. I don’t know anyone from Las Vegas.
“Cole was very excited and surprised it travelled so far.
It is such a lovely gesture that they took the time to acknowledge it was his birthday and send a message back.”
The postcard addressed from a Chase and Bernie said they found the balloon with Cole’s name on it while walking their dog.
They ended their note by wishing Cole to have an awesome day.