Mall Santa Brings Military Mom & Kids Together for Christmas (VIDEO)


mall santa soldier surpriseWhat makes Santa so incredibly appealing to little kids is the idea that he can do anything. Anything! It is a pretty fabulous concept, if you think about it. The only occasional problem we run into as parents is when our kids want something "Santa" really can't deliver: What do you mean, Santa can't bring me a giraffe? You said Santa can fit anything in his bag of toys because he's magic!!

Well, as it turns out, sometimes Santa really is magic. That's what 4-year-old Dominic Bruce and 2-year-old Tyson Bruce of Pittsburgh found out when their dad Scott took them to see Santa at the local mall ...

All Dominic and Tyson wanted for Christmas was to see their mommy, Dawn McCracken Bruce, who's been stationed in Iraq for the last nine months as a member of the Army Reserves. That's what they'd been telling their daddy for months, and that's what they told Santa when they sat down on his lap.

And then ... what to their wondering eyes should appear but ... Mommy!!!

Good luck making it to the end of this video without crying, that's all I have to say.

Are you waiting for a soldier to come home for the holidays?

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Melis... Melissa042807

You guys are killin' me with these videos! My waterproof mascara can't take much more!!!

nonmember avatar Amanda

I started crying within 10secs of the video! That had to be SO cool for the kids to get mommy for xmas!

nonmember avatar Tonya

That's so sweet, I'm reading this waiting for my son's (marine) plane to get in. It has been delayed 2 times today and now that has messed up his connecting flight. This waiting is killing me.

CPN322 CPN322

I'm balling :)

Krist... KristinRox

Darn it. I can never watch these little clips without losing tears!!! 

bether89 bether89

That is so touching.

Im-Ju... Im-Just-Me

I starting tearing up just reading the article. I'm sure I would ball like a baby watching the video.

momto... momtolittleg

I cry EVERY damn time I watch one of these videos!  Awesomeness.  I'm impressed that mom could hold herself back for the right moment- I'd have been ALL over those kids!

JHanc968 JHanc968


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