PHOTOS: 9 random acts of kindness that made the world a better place in 2013

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image "><span></span></div><span class="caption-text">When a kindergartner sent a wish list to Santa on a red balloon, she probably didn&#39;t expect it to be answered by a guy named Terry. Terry Hardin was on his way home from work when he saw the red balloon descend slowly towards him. A note attached read, &#34;Dear Santa, I would like to have a mermaid doll with a bow for Christmas. Thank you. Love, Joie.&#34; With the help of Facebook. Hardin was able to track down Joie and her kindergarten class, and get her the gift she wanted.  Next up: The Pizza Hut surprise (KABC)</span></div>
December 27, 2013 5:00:09 PM PST