Santa Kneels Before Jesus In Hospital, Prays For Sick Kids Away From Their Families

Santa Kneels Before Jesus In Hospital, Prays For Sick Kids Away From Their Families

Santa Claus had visited a hospital in Texas to cheer up those battling illnesses to spread the festive cheer.

Christmas is a time for celebration, festive joy, love, healing, and family bonding. Irrespective of your age, the Christmas season is one that always brings joy to our hearts. It's a time of the year we usually reconnect with our loved ones and laugh a little. Kids absolutely love Christmas, especially the bustle around the house, and a visit from Santa Claus with gifts they'd dreamed of all year. It's also a time of sharing and giving. It's a season that inspires the good in us and often encourages us to help those in distress and be kind to one another, even to strangers. We might be swarmed with work assignments, unfinished PPTs, and unread emails hoping to find us in good health, but we always make time for friends and family during Christmas. 


There are a lot of people who go through hardships during this festive season. The holidays can be a difficult time for families going through hardships, especially those who lost a loved one in recent times. It can serve as a reminder of the people they miss and a Christmas that could have been spent with them. Having loved ones' battle illnesses is also hard on them during Christmas. Sometimes all it takes is a second of kindness to spread joy and pray for them. A person dressed as Santa Claus did just that as he visited a hospital in Texas to spread holiday cheer and lift the spirits of sick kids and distract from the hardships of life. The kids were overjoyed to see Santa visit them and spread festive cheer. It is such small kind gestures from strangers that's emblematic of this wonderful holiday.

Excited sisters opening Christmas presents while sitting in living room/Getty Images/ KlausVedfelt

Santa Claus then did something that moved Mariana Whitley Tumlinson, who was at hand. After cheering up the kids at the hospital, the real-life Santa Claus spotted the chapel at the hospital and asked if he could enter the chapel to pray for the kids. He quietly knelt down and prayed. Mariana Whitley Tumlinson couldn't help but click the image that went viral on the internet. "I keep getting choked up with this photo. Today, after Santa visited our patients and was on his way out, he noticed our Chapel. He asked if he could go in and pray for the kids he just visited. I, of course, said yes. I didn’t walk In with him right away but when I did I was so moved by this image I had to capture it. What a great reminder of the reason for the season," wrote Tumlinson on Facebook. The post and image went viral on the internet reminding us yet again why Christmas is such a wonderful holiday. For many, it restored their faith in humanity.


The post was shared more than 42,000 times, evoking more than 40,000 reactions. Pat Brand wrote: Father Christmas bows to his Lord Jesus honouring his birth. Carol Garza commented, "That's my Christmas reason to bow on my knees." Many hailed the image as the "true spirit" of Christmas.

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