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Santa uses sign language to make deaf child’s Christmas special

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BOSTON — A mall Santa Claus unexpectedly used sign language to communicate with a deaf 3-year-old, making Christmas special for the boy and his family.

WCVB reported that Cameron Sylvester and his family recently went to a mall southwest of Boston so the child and his sister could visit Santa.

Cameron Sylvester reportedly requires two hearing aids due to auditory neuropathy.

The man playing Santa apparently noticed the child’s condition and used sign language to ask him if he was a good boy.

“I wanted to cry,” his mother said. “A lot of people don’t know sign language, and there’s Santa, and he knew what Cameron needed to see.”

The man playing Santa said the moment was special for him as well.

“It’s wonderful. I live for moments like those,” he said.