STOCKTON (CBS13) – It’s a heartwarming Christmas story that shows the true power of kindness.
Thanks to a teacher, the California Highway Patrol and a secret Santa, a young Stockton boy will have the best Christmas ever.READ MORE: 'I Saw The Suffering In People's Faces: Sacramento Man Finds Strollers For War-Torn Refugees
CBS13’s Lemor Abrams shows us how the group came up with the idea.
“Ho, ho, ho merry Christmas,” said Santa. “I’m here to deliver a toy.”
When Santa showed up in a CHP patrol car in the rain, he was on an extra-special mission.
“The CHP was helpful in helping me find this young boy so here we are,” said Santa.
Here he is at a Stockton elementary school to meet seven -year-old Eduardo Mejia, who told his teacher he thought Santa forgot him last Christmas.
“Where’s Eduardo?” asked the officer.
It would be the first time Mejia unwrapped so many presents.
Santa told him he didn’t forget Eduardo. He just got “lost” last year.
“Santa lost your address . He had a hard time finding you, so Santa got a hold of me and i helped track you down,” said CHP Officer James Smith.READ MORE: City To Vote On Project That Would Add Speed Bumps To More Sacramento Neighborhoods
It all started when Mejia’s teacher asked the kids in class to write down their Christmas wishes. Mejia’s was different.
“We got notified through a citizen that a young boy was worried that Santa wasn’t coming this year,” said Smith.
Smith and fellow officers kicked in overnight, pitching in their own money to buy toys for Mejia and his entire second-grade class.
“Thank you, Santa,” said Mejia.
It was a chain reaction of kindness that left a little boy feeling loved.
He now has a shiny, new bike, which he thought he’d never own.
“If it’s not raining I’m going to ride my bike,” said Mejia.
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