A 60-year-old Tennessee man who spends time volunteering as Santa Claus at a local hospital recently granted a 5-year-old terminally ill boy his final wish this holiday season, and held him as he died in his arms.
“’The say I’m going to die,’ he told me. ‘How can I tell when I get to where I’m going?’ I said, ‘Can you do me a big favor?’ He said ‘Sure!’ When you get there, you tell them you’re Santa’s No. 1 elf and I know they’ll let you in.’ He said, ‘They will?’ I said, ‘Sure.’”
“He kind of sat up, and gave me a big hug and asked one more question: ‘Santa can you help me?’ I wrapped my arms around him. Before I could say anything, he died right there. I let him stay, just kept hugging and holding on to him,” Schmitt-Matzen told USA Today.
While people are offended at a Peanuts Poster or saying Merry Christmas, and no longer having Christmas Programs. Now we are supposed to say, Happy Holidays and Winter Concert. All of this is nothing, it means nothing, and those who are so offended, go check your feelings at the door while making your way to your little, “safe zone.”
Would you deny this child his dying wish because someone might be offended?