Pediatric patients receive special toy delivery

Posted at 5:23 PM, Dec 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-23 17:23:47-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Five year old Jackson Hunter was treated to a surprise visitor this morning.

"His name is Santa," Hunter explained. And for the eleventh consecutive year Santa Claus rode in on a fire truck, escorted by the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Pipe and Drum Band. Little Hunter couldn't help but dance.

"It was great. Because of the 'doot doot doot' those things. What are they called? Because of the bag pipes." Hunter said.

Santa and his elves visited pediatric patients at Palm Beach Children's Hospital and passed out toys. Bringing joy to those too sick to go home for Christmas; like Hunter.

Santa gave Hunter, "a truck and this teddy bear." He's already decided on a name for his bear, "Let's name him R2. Like R2D2. Because I love R2D2. Because he's cute."

But something other than Santa caught Hunter's eye today. "I like the kilt, I would like to have a kilt."

And he knows what color he wants. "Mine would have to be red."

Just like the kilts the pipe and drum band wore as they escorted Santa to a very special stop.


Jackson Hunter was quite the character today during his interview. I'll show you his dance moves today on The Now on WPTV at 4PM.

Posted by Rachel Leitao on Wednesday, December 23, 2015