Mum loses £100 birthday gift tied up to helium balloon that floated away

Andy Wells
·Freelance Writer
·2 min read

Watch: Woman's £100 birthday gift floats away on helium balloon

This is the hilarious moment a woman saw her birthday present vanish into the air after a gust of wind blew away the balloon it was tied to.

Mother-of-two Nikki Walker, 37, excitedly opened the wrapped balloon present sent to her by mum Carol Walker, 69, who couldn’t attend the occasion.

But when she untied the box – outside in her garden – she didn't realise the balloon wasn't stuck down and also had a line of £10 notes taped to the string.

Nikki Walker lost her present tied to the balloon before she could get her hands on it. (SWNS)
Nikki Walker lost her present tied to the balloon before she could get her hands on it. (SWNS)
Nikki Walker excitedly opened the wrapped balloon present sent to her by mum. (SWNS)
Nikki Walker excitedly opened the wrapped balloon present sent to her by mum. (SWNS)

A video shows Nikki jump to try and grab the personalised pink balloon, but she missed it by centimetres as it slipped through her fingers and floated up into the sky.

The family can be heard laughing and shouting in complete shock as she puts her hand to her mouth in horror.

Walker, from Pollok, Glasgow, said: “It all just happened in a split second – I didn’t have a chance to react. Everyone was just in total shock watching.

“I was so excited to open it that it didn’t even occur to me that the money would be on the balloon rather than in the box itself.

A gust of wind blew away the balloon the money was tied to. (SWNS)
A gust of wind blew away the balloon the money was tied to. (SWNS)
Nikki Walker is yet to retrieve her money and has no idea where it landed after it took off from the garden. (SWNS)
Nikki Walker is yet to retrieve her money and has no idea where it landed after it took off from the garden. (SWNS)

“I felt really stupid at first, who would open a helium balloon outside on a windy day?

“I think that did dampen the mood for a little bit – but what’s done is done. We all see the funny side now – at least we can giggle at the video."

Walker, mother to Keigan, 13, and Kayley, nine, is yet to retrieve her money and has no idea where it landed after it took off from the garden on Friday.

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