Boy Dies In Santa's Arms-He Cried All The Way Home

Boy Dies In Santa's Arms-He Cried All The Way Home

His Last Wish

Boy Dies In Santa's Arms-He Cried All The Way Home


Once in awhile a particular story or event will rip through your very heart and nearly destroy all your emotional defenses.

This is one of those times as a terminally ill young boy wished he could see Santa Clause before Christmas day because he might not last that long.

A nurse at the hospital who knew Eric Schmitt-Matzen called him to ask for his help as soon as humanly possible.

Schmitt-Matzen stated:

I’d just gotten home from work that day.

The telephone rang. It was a nurse I know who works at the hospital. She said there was a very sick 5-year-old boy who wanted to see Santa Claus.

I told her, "OK, just let me change into my outfit." She said, "There isn’t time for that. Your Santa suspenders are good enough. Come right now."


Eric Schmitt-Matzen is about as close as you can get to Santa Clause on this earth, a tall 315-pound snowy white-bearded gentleman.

A gentleman who has for years entertained kids and adults as the magical man from the North Pole who grants children's wishful desires.

This time it would be a little different for Eric Schmitt-Matzen, a difference that would shake him up for a long time.

A time that a little boy was able to rest in peace as his last wish was fulfilled in the most caring of ways.

The conversation that transpired between Santa and his #1 Elf was pure and unforgettable.

There's nothing worse than a parent losing a child but somehow the interchange between Schmitt-Matzen and the child brought some solace to the grieving family.

Perhaps the most touching moment was when the little boy asked Santa to help him:

The boy asked Schmitt-Matzen one last question: "Santa, can you help me?"

"I wrapped my arms around him. Before I could say anything, he died right there. I let him stay, just kept hugging and holding on to him".




A sad story but one filled with beautiful moments.


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