Mark Hurson, 39, from Ontario, Canada, posted an exchange on Facebook that has moved many people and apparently left him teary-eyed too.
The post describes an incident where Hurson was at Tim Hortons when he saw a little boy mistake an older man, Colin Medcalf, for Santa Claus and get all excited. What happened next left the young man speechless.
The elderly gentleman looked at the child and asked him if he had sent in his letter yet. After the child replied he would be doing so the same night, Medcalf told the kid he should be nice to his mom and sister, as he would be watching and added that he was going back to the North Pole to finish up some business with the elves and toys.
Hurson’s post was shared more than 19,000 times and the Santa’s Canadian Doppelganger has become extremely popular, especially among children. Medcalf has often been mistaken by children as Father Christmas and a number of parents have reached out to Hurson telling him Medcalf previously was very kind to their children on various occasions.
Also, Medcalf recently started a project known as Good Shave where he gives out razors to the homeless in Canada and U.S.