Mall Santa goes the extra mile for boy with Autism


This incredibly touching photo was taking during an Autism Speaks Caring Santa event and sent to Autism Speaks by Maeghan Pawley, a member of our Family Services team in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to Maeghan, when it came time for the young man in the photo to meet Santa, his parents couldn’t convince him to sit on Santa’s lap. So this compassionate, and not so young, Santa got down on the floor and came to the boy.

“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 Pawley.


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