Like most parents at Christmas, 36-year-old Mom Erin Deely takes her 6-year-old son Brayden to her local mall to take a picture with Santa.
After turning 3, Brayden was diagnosed with autism, and the photo-taking tradition was becoming challenging.
Deely heard about the Caring Santa program on Facebook, which gives autistic children a chance to meet Santa in a comfortable environment.
When the program came to Deely’s hometown in North Carolina, she decided to take Brayden.
What happened next was absolutely amazing, with many touching pictures taken with this amazing Santa, who went above and beyond to make Brayden feel comfortable.