‘I whispered to Santa, ‘He’s blind, autistic and very interested in Santa.’ He said, ‘Say no more,’ and got down on the floor to greet my little man.’: Mom thanks ‘Best Santa Ever’ for giving son magical holiday experience

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“I whispered to Santa, ‘He is blind and autistic and is very interested in Santa’.

He said, ‘Say no more,’ and immediately got down on the floor to greet my little man.

He talked to Matthew for a long time. Let him feel all over him. Told him to pull his beard, feel his hat and talked about his red suit.

Santa sits on floor holding hands of young boy who is blind and autistic
Courtesy Misty Wolf

He asked Matthew if he wanted to feel anything and Matthew said, ‘Your eyes that twinkle,’ (from the poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.)

So, Santa let him touch all over his eyes for as long as Matthew wanted.

Young boy who is blind and autistic stands holding mall Santa's face who is sitting on ground
Courtesy Misty Wolf

Then Santa said, ‘Have you ever felt a real reindeer?’

Santa then carried him over to the display area. And had Matthew pet the reindeer they had set up. It was great. My heart was full seeing Matthew so interested. Best Santa ever!

Mall Santa holds young boy who is blind and autistic so he can touch fake reindeer's antler
Courtesy Misty Wolf

Matthew is now 6. He was a 24 week preemie. His twin brother did not survive. Matthew spent 111 days in NICU. There he developed stage 5 ROP due to the amount of oxygen he was given to survive. He brain scans told the doctors that Matthew would never walk or talk. But God had other plans.”

This story was submitted to Love What Matters by Misty Wolf, 41, of Fort Worth, Texas. Submit your story here, and be sure to subscribe to our best love stories here.

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