Christmas is all about family, love, tradition, and finding yourself. Offering words of support and kindness to those whose self-esteem is a bit down because of various reasons, will help lift the person’s spirit during the most wonderful time of the year. Because, at the end of the day, everyone deserves a perfect holiday spent with those that matter.
Six-year-old Lindon was looking forward to the holiday, but it seemed there was something that bothered this young boy. Luckily, the good old Santa Claus was there to make things right and revive the faith in the magic of Christmas.
When he and his family went to RiverTown Crossings mall in Michigan, Landon couldn’t wait to get closer to the Big Man and ask him an important question.
The boy had a secret he didn’t want to share with anyone except for Santa whom he trusts. As he was coming closer, he started shaking. Nervously, he asked:
“Will my autism put me on the naughty list?”
The poor boy though his condition could be a reason he’s not getting a present from Santa.
Without hesitation, Santa responded with an amazing answer, WOOD-TV reported.
“You know I love you and the reindeer love you and it’s OK. You’re a good boy. You’re a good boy, you know?”
Landon felt relieved and happy as he heard exactly what he needed to hear. His nervousness and anxiety faded away as Santa assured him that he was a great boy he would visit on the night of Christmas. The way Santa put it into words made Landon’s mom Naomi shed tears of joy. The Big Man told the little boy that he wasn’t neither better nor worse than others because of his mental state. With only five words Santa made everything right again: “It’s OK to be you!”
Santa was there to provide an insecure young boy with kind words that made him believe in himself again. The two spent five more minutes chatting and Santa was more than happy to answer all of Landon’s questions.
Naomi was thrilled that her son was able to absorb Santa’s lesson.
“Here was Landon, sitting with Santa and being told that it was ok to be himself. Mommy tells him all the time that he’s special and I love him the way he was made, but it’s always nice to hear it from others.”
The reassurance from such an important person warmed their hearts and gave Landon the boost of confidence he was searching for.
Santa’s kind deed put him onto a different, more special kind of list.
“We have met a lot of amazing people in our Autism journey, but this one made the top of the list.”
The old man was compassionate and said the right words at the right time. That day, he changed a little boy’s life completely, by making him accept himself the way he was.
Once you see the whole story it will leave you in tears, so you better grab a box of tissues while watching.