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NYFD gives Santa a "lift" so he can see sick kids

Posted at 4:42 PM, Dec 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-23 17:42:39-05

When Santa couldn't visit some sick children because of COVID, the New York Fire Department gave him a lift so they could still see him.

This year, for the first time, Santa Claus wasn't going to be able to stop by and see the kids at the Ronald McDonald House on the Upper East Side, NBC New York reports.

Because of COVID, a visit was deemed to be too dangerous for the children there, many of whom have compromised immune systems. There are 35 families staying at the nonprofit center, all with children with various serious illnesses, including cancer. Each of the kids have had an especially tough year, and were ready for some Christmas cheer, NBC reports.

Thankfully Santa has some friends in the NYPD and FDNY. The departments, who organize the annual visits, got together and got creative to find a way for Santa to still help families get in the spirit of the holidays, NBC reports.

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