He Spoke A Few Words, Then Went To His Work

“Why do you do it?” I asked. He puffed on a candy cane he had where his pipe used to be. “I guess so every child will know they’re so special and loved that a total stranger knows it,” he said. “They don’t have to pass a test. They don’t have to win a contest. They get a gift just for the way they make us feel when we look down at them when they’re sleeping. Or even squalling.”

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