(InsideEdition via The AOL.on Network) Erin Deely’s son Brayden was diagnosed with autism when he was 3.
Erin never thought she’d get to have a holiday photo of Brayden with Santa but that changed when she brought her son to a special Santa event in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The special Santa got on the ground with him and began playing with the 6-year-old.
The adorable photos were snapped as the two spent 20 minutes together.
Erin tells Inside Edition that seeing her son get along so well with a stranger brought tears to her eyes.
— Autism Speaks (@autismspeaks) December 3, 2015