Christmas is surely the most exciting time of the year for children as they often can’t sleep as the anticipation of a visit from Santa builds up.
One Irish toddler got more than she bargained for when she went for a meal at a Donegal restaurant with her family – Father Christmas walked through the door!
Well, not actually Father Christmas, he’s far too busy right now, but a man who was a dead ringer for St Nick.
Molly Keogh was sat at her table trying to grab hold of a bowl of sugar when the man walked in. He had the classic Santa look with his long white beard.
He was even wearing a Christmas jumper.
The 18-month old Molly was delighted but took it in her stride, as she shouted, ‘Oh Santa’ towards the man.
The man replied with a ‘ho ho ho’. Much to the amusement of Molly’s family.
Molly’s aunt Megan told Independent.ie: “We were out for lunch in Caislean Oir in Annagry, Donegal and I was filming her as she was messing with a bowl of sugar.
“Then a couple walked in and she casually says ‘oh Santa’ and keeps repeating it, and it just so happens he’s wearing a Christmas jumper.
“He can be heard saying ‘ho ho ho’ back to her and he was very good with her.”
Take a look at the video below.
Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling