This young lady told her mother that she did not believe in Santa because their beards were fake. I had gotten that notice before I showed up to the event that night. So, when she approached me for her picture she was not excited. Her mom made her sit on my lap and I told her to look at me. She turned her head and looked at me. Then I told her to pull my beard. Man, she pulled hard, but it didn't come off. The look on her face was priceless. The family was able to get some great pictures.
As the evening went on, I sent Mrs. Clause to pick out a baby doll or stuffed animal for the girl as she kept hanging around. I got the toy behind my back without her seeing it, then called her over to talk. I popped out the baby doll and she was amazed. Would not stop hugging me. She found a napkin, drew some pictures and wrote me a note for a keepsake.