Santa helps blind child experience the magic of Christmas
Host: Welcome to our PERSON OF THE WEEK . The moment between the little boy and Santa. One mother couldn’t believe she was seeing.
Reporter: Take a close look at this photo, it might look like a common moment, but this is a moment like few others. A 7-year-old boy smiling with his hands on Santa’s face.
Mathew Forster is blind and autistic, born premature, he spent more than a hundred days in the NICU. He is now in the kindergarten. He makes real progress, but his parents told us rarely when he took photo smiling, and rarely does he connect with people the way he did with Santa.
Mother: when see somebody mention taking pictures, he just mouth down.
Reporter: It all happened while they were in the Fort Worth in Texas, and mom had an idea
Mother: I grabbed Santa and whispered,” he is blind, and he is autistic”. He held his hand up ,said, “say no more ” and immediately touched Matthew’s hand and put them on his shoulders, so he could feel his coat, his fuzz and his hat, he gained Matthew’s trust instantly
Reporter: So what was behind that magic moment of connection? We ask the man in the suit—-Santa
Santa: He feels my beard, he feels my eyes, my idea was “give him a little more”, let he know what reindeer is , what pulls my slid through the air at night, so I picked him up, brought him over here, and let him touch and feel the reindeer.
Reporter: And then it was time for Matthew to take his photo with Santa.
Mother: They took a really good picture, now, his sister was on the knee too and she gave a grinch face , but Matthew took a really good picture, something we guess so rarely. This is really a good Christmas gift for sure, I really believe Matthew met a real Santa at that day
Host: so we choose Matthew Forster and Santa for that gift. I’m David, and I hope see you on Monday ,good night.