Mall Santa Goes The Extra Mile For Children With Disabilities

Dec 2, 2015 at 12:12 pm |

And A Merry Christmas to ALL...

santa with child with disabilities

Source: Autism Speaks

Christmas should be the most wonderful time of year for everyone, including those with disabilities and special needs who deserve a little extra magic during the season. An incredibly touching photo was taken during an Autism Speak’s Caring Santa event in which a little boy had the opportunity to make a connection with Mr. Claus. His parents were concerned when their son was unable to sit on Santa’s lap, but Jolly Old St. Nick was committed to making the moment special, so he just crawled down on his hands and knees (not an easy feat for the man in the big red suit!) and joined the special visitor on the floor to get the best picture possible.

“The whole staff (Santa included) was overly accommodating for all of our kids, really trying to get the best picture and create the best experience possible, regardless of how much time or patience was needed to do so,” said mother Maeghan Pawley about the experience.

The viral photo has caused the parents of other children with disabilities to share their own beautiful experiences, proving that Santa Claus really is the man…

Meet the mall Santa that goes the extra mile for children with disabilities…