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3 Siblings Wrote Letters to Their Late Mother and Tied Them to Balloons. They Landed on the Right Doorstep.

In the midst of immense grief this past Mother’s Day, Renee Finney’s three siblings wrote letters to their late mom, tied the messages to balloons and released them into the sky.

Finney, 42, passed away on May 5. She’d been battling cancer for more than a year, her 25-year-old daughter, Karries, told KGTV. With funeral expenses looming, she and her siblings settled for saying goodbye to their mom with handwritten notes and helium.

“At first I thought [the letters] were really dumb, like she’s not going to get them,” 18-year-old Davion Finney told KGTV. “But if we didn’t put the balloons outside at 8:30 last night, we would still be here worrying about how to save up money to bury my mom the right way.”

The balloons, of course, did not reach their mother. But they reached a generous good Samaritan 30 miles away.

Watch what happened: