Acts of Kindness
Toddler approaches stranger she thinks is Santa Claus and his actions prove Christmas is real
When a little girl mistook a man for Santa in a store, his reaction proved to many that the magic of Christmas is very real.
Ian Carey
11.05.21

To all the people who resemble Santa Claus, if you’re ever mistaken for Saint Nick by a child in public, just go with it.

That’s exactly what one man did when a 3-year-old decided that he must be Father Christmas when she ran into him in a store one day. Their interaction was adorable and the video her mother posted online has gone viral in response.

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‘Santa must be out doing his shopping’, the little girl must have thought.

The little girl approached the man in front of what appeared to be a selection of frying pans on sale.

It’s not like Santa’s elves can make everything, we’re sure Santa needs to get out and do a little shopping from time to time as well. The elves need to spend all year making toys, Santa needs to buy his own kitchen supplies.

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The man could have said something along the lines of “No little girl, I’m not Santa” and been on his merry way.

But this man decided to just run with the idea that he is, in fact, Santa Claus.

We think he made the best choice possible.

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“Santa? I’ve been called a lot worse,” the man says.

It’s exciting for anyone to see a celebrity out in public and for a child, Santa is the biggest celebrity there is! Running into him at the store would have been a huge deal for any child.

Granted, you get to see Santa every year at a mall but this was Santa in a whole different environment. This was casual Santa out running errands like a normal person, it’s a whole different level of interaction.

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“Santa” asks the little girl if she’s excited for Christmas.

The man gets down on one knee so he can talk directly to the girl, while her mother films this adorable interaction from afar. Nobody is going to tell this child that she has not run into the real Santa Claus. Why spoil such a special moment for her?

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“Santa” and girl’s interaction goes viral.

The video was posted online by the DailyPicksandFlicks YouTube channel. Not surprisingly, people have fallen in love with the adorable interaction between the girl and the man she believes is Santa. The way the man reacted proves that the magic of Christmas is very real. The joy of the holiday inspires in us a desire to spread cheer and goodwill.

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Everyone loves this “Santa”!

Even though he is not the real Santa (I mean, maybe?) many people who have viewed this video had their hearts melted by the beautiful way he handled the situation. Some wrote messages in the comment section of the video.

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“This kept happening to my dad, so he started being our town Santa. My mom bought him a suit and everything. He rides on top of the fire truck and it the main event in my home town parade. Then after he pictures with all the kids. It’s un real the way little kids eyes light up when he walks around in that suit,” one viewer wrote.

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“Notice the physical effort he makes to get on his knees and then to get up. He kinda remembers me about my father on his last years when even walking was painful. And he did it not to break the dream of an innocent kid. I’m sure he’s a real good man,” wrote another viewer.

“Fun Fact: He is Santa. He is at the Mall to buy materials for gifts,” one viewer wrote (and might be correct about).

Watch the adorable interaction in the video below!

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By Ian Carey
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Ian Carey is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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