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Kid who fell asleep in line to meet Santa gets the best Christmas photos ever

So adorable.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Posted on Dec 1, 2015   Updated on May 27, 2021, 2:01 pm CDT

It’s a good thing this little guy was allowed to snooze through his photos with Santa—because they turned out to be a whole lot more adorable than if he was smiling.

Donnie Walters’ 6-month-old son Zeke fell asleep while in line to sit on old Saint Nicholas’s lap at a mall in Evansville, Indiana. Father Christmas asked that little Zeke not be woken up, which led to some of the cutest pictures of the holiday season. Zeke dozed atop a passed-out Santa, who had The Night Before Christmas nestled under his arm as if the pair had been enjoying the classic Yuletide bedtime story.

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Santa even put a little hat on Zeke in a couple of the photos to keep the youngster warm and cozy. Zeke might not remember the moment, but he sure got quite the Christmas treat. 

H/T USA Today | Photos via Donnie’s Daddy Daycare/Facebook

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*First Published: Dec 1, 2015, 1:56 pm CST