A Santa Clause appeared in a residential community in Binjiang District last night, bringing delights to children and their families.
“It’s like a fairy tale! My son was so thrilled that he awkwardly kissed the Santa’s belly,” a woman named He Jiujiu tweeted on her WeChat. “It was so full of love and we were really moved!”
She said she was more excited than her two-year-old son because the family just moved to the community and they didn’t know anybody there.
The Santa was played by Shen Wei, a 40-year-old man living in the same community. He said he got the idea of sending gifts to children in the neighborhood only yesterday afternoon. He borrowed Santa costumes from a friend and bought candies, preserved fruits and small toys.
After 6pm he began to make surprise visits to families with little children after obtaining their addresses via a WeChat group made up of home owners in the community.
He said she was comforting his son who was crying after bumping his head on the wall, but the boy stopped crying immediately when he saw a Santa standing at the door. Shen asked the boy to make a wish and pick a gift from his bag. The boy looked at his mother first and then picked a lollipop from the bag.
Shen is an IT company employee. He said playing the role of a Santa Claus also allowed him to get to know new neighbors.
Source: Hangzhou International Center