A six-year-old Finnish girl Helga Hiltunen wrote a letter to God before Christmas asking him to give her 100 marks. In Finland, letters with an incorrect address can only be opened by the President of the Republic.
Thus, a letter addressed to “lord God” was read by Urho Kaleva Kekkonen, who successfully ruled the country from 1958 to 1982.
Kekkonen decided to fulfill the girl’s request, but thought that 50 marks would be enough for such a small child. He ordered to bring her money and a letter “from God” in his car.
Soon a letter from Helga came to the office again. She wrote that the whole street was staring at the car of Mr. President that stopped near her house.
The girl also asked God not to transfer money to anyone through the president anymore, because he stole half of it.