A West Michigan mall Santa says he was just doing his job “to share love and joy with everyone that comes through” after a photo of the boy telling him what he wanted for Christmas went viral. “He says, ‘I have autism’ and I said, well, you're fine and I held onto him, and we chattered for a while, and he’s just a wonderful child” said Santa. “These children is what this is all about, and that’s my sole job to share love and joy with everyone that comes through.” The post the boy’s mother put on the mall’s Facebook page now has over 77,000 likes.

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