An toddler decided to keep Santa Claus company when she spotted him eating alone at a restaurant in Evansville, Indiana.
Gracie Lynn Wilson, 3, was sitting in a Bob Evans restaurant when she recognized Santa Claus sitting in a nearby booth by himself, reports WFIE. Gracie asked her mother, Lindsey, if she could join him.
“She pulled up the chair and they just started having a conversation like they knew each other for years,” Wilson said. The proud mother snapped a photo of the moment, which quickly went viral and garnered more than 21,000 likes.
Gracie’s first request upon meeting Santa was that she be allowed to live with St. Nick and Mrs. Claus. When asked what she wanted for Christmas, the toddler said she wanted to meet her baby brother James — who is due to be born in a few weeks.