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Dec 20, 2018 by Alyssa Duvall

She Saw This Mall Santa Speaking To A WWII Vet, What She Overheard Will Make Your Day

Gina Stecher Wilbur shared a touching moment she caught on camera while Christmas shopping at the Concord Mall in Wilmington, Delaware. A mall Santa was kneeling to speak to a WWII veteran, and Wilbur overheard his amazing words.

"As Santa approaches, the veteran stands and Santa takes a knee," she wrote. "I hear Santa telling the gentleman, in a soft voice, of others he knew who served. He shakes his hand with genuine gratefulness thanking him for his service and returns to the children."

Wilbur noted in a statement that she wasn't the only one who had noticed the Santa's kind heart. “Others were commenting of heartwarming stories about Santa and how he impacted them," Wilbur stated to local news outlet FOX29. "Always greeting and respecting veterans, signing to deaf children and holding the sleeping babies."

“I even received a Facebook message from Mrs. Claus boasting about her kind, endearing husband we all call Santa," she said. "If you are looking for the real Santa, I know him!”

After her post went viral, Wilbur was able to have a little "reunion" at the mall with Santa and the veteran to express appreciation to both of them.

“We owe a debt of gratitude to men like this, that have made such a life-changing decision to give up themselves, be willing to lay down their life even, for other people,” Santa said of his reverence for men like the veteran.

“In a world full of so much negativity, I truly think we have to seek the positive," Wilbur added. "There are genuinely good people all around us, doing great things. It’s all about perspective. We just need to choose to see it and share it.”



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