"Say No More!" Santa Goes Above And Beyond To Give A Blind And Autistic Boy A Memorable Christmas Experience
Christmas is a season of love, joy, and miracles. Thanks to one kind Santa, a little boy got to experience the best of the holidays despite his limitations.
A mom, named Misty Wolf, recently shared a Facebook post that has now gone viral. In it, she talked about how her blind and autistic son, Matthew, was given a chance to truly enjoy his visit to Santa, and she was incredibly thrilled for him.
Before Matthew was to meet him, the mom had already whispered in Santa's ears that her son was blind and autistic, but he had a very strong interest in Santa. His response warmed the mother's heart.
He said “say no more” and immediately got down on the floor to greet my little man.
Misty looked on with joy in her heart as Santa talked to Matthew for a while. He let the boy feel his beard, hat and even described his red suit. When he asked the child if there was anything else the boy wanted to feel, Matthew replied saying, "your eyes that twinkle." His mother explained that the request was inspired by the poem, Twas The Night Before Christmas.
Santa did not hesitate to let Matthew touch his eyes for as long as he wanted. The mom revealed that that was not all:
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.
Misty said her "heart was full" as she watched this interaction between Matthew and Santa and saw how interested her boy was.
The incredibly heartwarming post by the mother has now received thousands of likes and shares on Facebook. Many people found the story really amazing.
This Santa certainly did a wonderful thing for the boy and his mother. He took the time to make one little boy's Christmas wish come true and gave him an experience that he may have otherwise not had. What a fantastic way to ensure that being autistic and blind did not keep this boy from knowing what Christmas really feels like.