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15th Dec 2015

This Santa snap is going viral and it’s absolutely heartbreaking


Children love Christmas time but unfortunately not all children get to enjoy it.

One of those was Hayden Daniel who passed away before December 25th last year after being diagnosed with a rare heart defect. He was only five months old.

According to The Huffington Post, a picture of Hayden is now going viral – his first with Santa Claus.

Hayden’s father Kyle decided to give his wife Sasha a unique present this year: a photograph of their son with Santa.

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Explaining his decision in a Facebook video, Kyle explained: “This will be our second Christmas without Hayden. The first one we were still pretty numb from losing him.”

He added: “Walking in to get the photo taken wasn’t easy… It was definitely something I wanted to have done though.”

Caleb Sigmon, who was the one in the Santa suit, also took to Facebook to share the picture in question.

Alongside it he wrote: “I’m sharing this to remind us all that Christmastime is unbelievably hard for some families. Pray for the brokenhearted. Smile at people. Just be kind. Love one another.”