The internet united this week when a woke mall Santa rebuffed a young boy's request for a toy gun but in the end, the Santa got a lump of coal and the kid got his list covered.

As related by Sabella DeCarlo in a Dec. 6 social media post that went viral, a mall Santa turned away her son's Christmas list once he found out it contained a Nerf gun, breaking the boy's Holiday sprits. 

"My poor baby," wrote DeCarlo of their visit to the Chicago-area mall. "This was the first year Michael was excited to go see Santa. It was supposed to be magical but instead, I had to watch my sweet little boy fight back tears because Santa told him No because of his own personal beliefs." 

DeCarlo went on to explain she told little Michael that the woke Santa "was just a helper and not the real guy" and "His Elfie is going to bring him a Nerf gun directly from the North Pole, from the real Santa, tonight." 

Sure enough, once the video was shared by the millions, the Harlem Irving Plaza Mall quickly posted a public apology and sent a new Santa to personally deliver a Nerf gun to the boy's home. They also reported the third-party Christmas helper was no longer at the mall. 

"Santa is heartbroken and crushed that he has made this child so sad and upset, and turned in his resignation," noted HIP. "The Santa company will continue to remind all Santa’s how important it is to not impose personal opinions during visits with the children."

The story soon made its way around gun culture pundits and conservative media figures with the Yankee Marshal, Greg Gutfeld, Dana Loesch, and Anthony Brian Logan all weighing in. 

Going the extra mile, Steven Crowder-- who usually packs a Walther-- dressed up as jolly old St. Nick and, in cooperation with the boy’s parents, placed a call to Michael, with assurances of Christmas presents on tap. 


Banner image: Puck Christmas 1904 magazine cover, Frank A. Nankivell, via the Library of Congress.

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