Caring Santa goes above and beyond

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Photo: Autism Speaks 

A photo of a Santa lying on the ground with a child is gaining a lot of attention.

According to Autism Speaks, the photo was taken during a Caring Santa event in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The non-profit organization says when it was the boy’s turn to meet Santa, his parents were unable to convince him to sit on Santa’s lap.

So Santa ended up getting down on the floor and came over to the boy.

Caring Santa provides an opportunity for kids with special needs to meet Santa in a welcoming, controlled environment.

Learn more about the program and see upcoming events here.