There is something so magical about the Christmas season. Everything seems a little brighter and people are a little kinder.
One family got to experience the magic of Christmas firsthand during a recent visit to the mall and it is something they will never forget.
Becky Tuthill shared the heartwarming story:
“My mom took my brother Jerry Christmas shopping for his nieces and nephews yesterday at Birchwood Mall,” she wrote. “For those who don’t know my big brother, he has pretty severe autism.”
Jerry is 31 years old, but he still loves seeing Santa. Now that he is older, he doesn’t usually get his picture taken with Santa, but he wanted to stop by and say hi while they were at the mall.
There wasn’t anyone in line when they walked up. When Santa’s helpers saw Jerry peeking over, they insisted he come over and sit on Santa’s lap.
Jerry’s mom tried to tell them she couldn’t afford the picture package, but they still insisted Jerry get his picture taken.
With a huge grin on his face, Jerry sat with Santa and told him he wanted some Disney sing-a-longs on DVD.
Santa kindly listened to Jerry and then gifted him a “Shrek doll that he LOVES!”
“Then,” Becky wrote, “they handed my mom a picture package free of charge.”
The whole family was so incredibly touched by the kindness this Santa and his helpers showed Jerry. They made the magic of Christmas come alive not just for him, but for the entire family!
“I would just like to extend my BIGGEST THANK YOU to Santa and all of his amazing helpers!” Becky said. “You are the true spirit of Christmas. My family and I are forever thankful for this kind gesture.”
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