Shopping Mall Santa Slammed for Question to Mother of Deaf Child

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Visiting a mall Santa is a formative childhood experience for many of us – but it seems one Santa misplaced his Christmas cheer…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

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For many of us, Christmas can’t come quick enough!

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What’s not to love about Christmas spirit?

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And not to mention the movies and the presents.

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And there’s one gift master who stands out above the rest.

That special visit from Santa Claus is pure magic.

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And before the big day…

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Many kids enjoy a visit to the mall, to meet Santa himself.

But one mall Santa has hit headlines this week for all the wrong reasons…

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A mom from New Zealand shared the clip on Facebook.

A deaf child sits on Santa’s lap and is asked what he wants for Christmas.

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However, upon realizing the boy is deaf, Santa turns to his mom and asks, “Is there nothing you can do to help him with surgery?”

“No, there’s no need for that,” she replies.

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“There is nothing to fix — we have sign language!”

The mom captioned her video, “This is not the first time I’ve had to have this conversation with Santa… It’s awful having to answer these questions in front of Carter – when we are there to talk about his Christmas Wishlist!”

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“Great response from Mom but a little sad she had to advocate for her son in this way TO SANTA!!” replied a commenter.

“Santa is on my naughty list this year,” another joked.

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Watch the controversial interaction here ….

What do you think of Santa’s blunder?

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