I’ve often wondered how much joy individuals get around the holidays when they dress up as Santa.
It can’t be an easy job, because the pressure to live up to every child’s expectations would destroy me, yet at the end of the day, there must be a great sense of success.
No matter how gloomy their mood, every youngster can smile when they encounter a good Santa, and the idea that they are bringing magic to a world in desperate need must be like a soothing salve to the soul.
However, few Santas have ever experienced what happened to Eric Schmitt-Matzen, a mechanical engineer and co-owner of Packaging Seals & Engineering who plays Father Christmas at events and performances every year. It was a terrible and tragic circumstance.
According to sources, Eric received an urgent call from a Tennessee hospital one day in 2016 as he was leaving work.
Eric told the reporters that he had received a call from a nurse regarding a very sick five-year-old kid whose final wish was to meet Santa.
Eric saw the boy’s mother after rushing to the hospital, and she gave him a Paw Patrol figure that her son had especially requested for Christmas. Eric took the gift and asked the boy’s relatives to wait outside while he met the youngster, so as not to cry in front of the child if they were upset.
“I hear you’re not going to be around for Christmas this year,” Eric stated after entering the intensive care unit and sitting at the boy’s bed’s foot.
“They say I’m going to die,” the child exclaimed as he unwrapped his present. “How will I know when I arrive at my destination?”
After that, it’s said that the child was asked to do a favor for Eric.
“I know they’ll let you in,” he added, “you just tell them you’re Santa’s Number One elf when you get up to them Pearly Gates.”
The small child stood up in bed and embraced Eric tightly. Subsequently, Eric informed reporters that the five-year-old died in his embrace.
“I felt him pass while he was in my arms,” the man continued.
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“In my four years with the Army’s 75th Rangers, I saw a lot of (stuff).” “But while I was crying hysterically, I ran past the nurses’ station.”
Insiders say that following his horrific experience, Eric reevaluated his desire to be Santa. He was initially encouraged to accept the part by the love, laughter, and pleasure of the youngsters he encounters, which he was reminded of by pushing himself to an event the next day.
A few days after his story went viral in December 2016, Eric’s version of events was called into question. The Knoxville News Sentinel, the original news source, indicated in an editor’s note at the top of the piece that it was unable to “independently verify” Eric’s allegation.
Eric said that he was offended by skepticism about the authenticity of his story.
“I feel like I’ve been used and then hung out to dry,” he texted TIME.
“I was very clear from the start that I intended to keep my word and not disclose any information that would identify the people.”
He said, “It seems like I’m being accused of lying now.” In an attempt to do good, I tried sharing the narrative of what had occurred to me. and now that I’m standing my position, the media mocks me.
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