GRANDVILLE, Mich. – Many children feel comfortable opening up to Santa Claus about what they want for Christmas, but one child’s conversation with the jolly elf is getting a lot of attention.
Naomi Johnson took her son, Landon, to RiverTown Crossings Mall to meet with Santa Claus recently.
After telling him what he wanted, Johnson says Landon walked away before turning around and going back.
“He went back to Santa [because] he wanted to tell him that he has Autism. He was flapping his hands, all excited to let Santa know that he has autism. Santa sat him next to him and took L’s hands in his and started rubbing them, calming them down. Santa asked L if it bothered him, having Autism? L said yes, sometimes. Then Santa told him it shouldn’t. It shouldn’t bother him to be who he is,” Johnson’s post on Facebook read.
Her post has been shared over 15,000 times and was lived over 47,000 times.