“I told him he’s a good boy:” Santa praised for interaction with young boy with autism

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GRANDVILLE, Michigan – A Twin Lake, Michigan, woman is shining a spotlight on the Christmas spirit of a mall Santa who took some extra time for a special boy.

Naomi Johnson posted the story and picture to the RiverTown Crossings Facebook page.

The boy, identified in the post as “L,” talked to Santa and then went back to tell him how he has autism, and has struggled at school.

Santa listened to the boy and gave him some encouragement.

Santa spoke with FOX17 about his experience with the boy: