Get the tissues ready.
As a mall Santa Claus, Caleb Ryan Sigmon is usually asked for things like dolls and XBox games. But he was recently approached by a man with a far more devastating request.
The father revealed that his young son had passed away, and all he wanted for Christmas was for Santa to take a picture with his boy.
The tragic request is completely understandable considering children taking their first photo with “Santa” is a rite of passage.
Read Sigmon’s full account of the moving moment (below):
How touching and extremely sad. We can’t imagine the grief Hayden’s parents must be feeling right now.
Hayden’s story is a perfect example of what we should really value during the holiday season — our family and loved ones.
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