The power of faith. The power of humanity. When we truly have compassion for one another, the heart-melting power is insurmountable.
Santa had his work cut out for him in the lead up for Christmas last year.
With a line of excited children eagerly awaiting their turn to sit on Santa’s lap to receive a gift at the fishing and hunting retailer Bass Pro Shops, presumably in Oklahoma, the man with the big white beard tirelessly worked his way through a seemingly never-ending conveyer belt of kids.
But it soon became evident to Steve Dane, who posted his Santa experience on Love What Matters, that this guy was the right man for the job.
It was his daughter Taylor’s turn to spend a moment or two with Santa. As Dad watched on, he was deeply touched to hear what his innocent young daughter requested of Santa.
Taylor had asked Santa to heal her cousin, Ashley Freihoff, of leukemia.
“Wow, what a tear jerker to hear your daughter break down to the one she believes can do anything,” writes Dane.
And Santa’s response to that request?
Well, it was enough to knock Dane’s socks off.
“This man stops all the commotion and tells her he even as Santa does not have the power to heal but knows someone who can.”
In a short clip of the intimate moment, Santa bows his head and says a short prayer with Taylor for her cousin.
Seeing this, Dane was “crying like a baby.”
It was incredible. Not only was Santa able to keep his composure despite the pressure of so many waiting kids and parents, but he was so compassionate, giving his full attention to Taylor and her request, ensuring their prayer was said with the purest heart.
“Thank you, Santa, for showing my family and everyone there what Christmas is really about. I hope this amazing man sees this post and knows how much he touched my family tonight.”
Touched? As simple as it seems, the power of compassion from such a simple act, born of selflessness and faith, has touched not only Dane and his family, but thousands many more online.
Whether it be Christmas or some other time of the year, be sure to keep that compassion in your heart every day. Cultivate it. Be it.
Compassion makes the world go round.
Watch the moment below:
Posted by Steve Dane on Wednesday, December 20, 2017