For most children, the thought of meeting Santa is so thrilling that they can barely sit still. However, nothing- not even meeting Santa- could keep this exhausted baby from falling asleep.
When Donnie Walters, a disabled Army veteran and stay-at-home dad, brought his 6-month-old Ezekiel to meet Santa for the first time, he and his wife thought the opportunity was ruined, as their sleepy baby couldn’t keep his eyes open.
“We thought about leaving the line and coming back later when he’s awake,” Donnie explained.
But just before they were going to leave, another customer in line told them not to go and explained that “this Santa is notorious for taking pictures of sleeping babies.”
Despite Ezekiel being asleep, this inventive Kris Kringle had a genius plan for getting an adorable picture with the sleepy baby.
The very next day Walter brought Ezekiel back to the mall for another shot at meeting Santa. However, Ezekiel was fast asleep
Watch the adorable video below to see what happens when a sleepy child finally gets to meet Santa Claus.
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[Featured image credit: Donnie Walters]