It did not take long for the kids living in Trumann to spot the big, red bag and the long white beard.
“When he was coming down the street, the kids were hollering, it’s Santa, it’s Santa,” Hazel Riley, a Trumann woman said.
“He was just going house to house when I saw him over here by the senior life center,” Riley said.
“We passed by this house and it was Santa Claus and it was the perfect timing,” Hammell said.
Breanna’s father told Region 8 News she was amazed when she saw him.
“He pointed at us to stop the car,” she said
“He came over to my side and so I rolled down the window and he gave me a present and a candy cane,” Hammell said.
“He had these two trucks following him around with the gifts and whatever he was giving away,” Riley said.
Like Breanna’s present, inside those trucks were mounds of individually wrapped gifts.
Santa’s act of kindness did not bring smiles just to the faces of children, but the whole Trumann community.
“He had the Christmas spirit and brought it back and brought it back to life for us,” Riley said.
“I said thank you and I’m pretty sure that won’t happen again,” Hammell said.
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