When a tired baby named Zeke fell asleep waiting for his turn to see Santa, Mr. Claus took things into his own hands and crafted the perfect holiday shot, known as the Sleepy Santa.
Donnie Walters, a stay-at-home dad, brought 6-month-old Zeke to his family’s hometown mall in Evansville, Ind., and didn’t know what to expect as he stood in line with his son. However, Zeke soon grew bored of waiting and promptly fell asleep. “My son gave the biggest yawn and crashed his head on my shoulder,” Donnie told Buzzfeed News.
As the line grew shorter, Donnie planned on simply strolling around the mall with Zeke because everyone knows a woken baby is a cranky one. However, Santa reached over and promised him the perfect holiday shot, saying, “‘Don’t wake your child. I have the perfect shot.'”
And the perfect shots he got.
Donnie and Zeke even returned to the Evansville mall to let Santa know that he reached viral Internet status, but Zeke just couldn’t keep his eyes open for that trip, either.
But Zeke did open his eyes eventually, and had some fun with Santa Claus finally.
The dynamic duo will live forever in Christmas spirits, and their moment was even converted into Christmas card by a fan, posted on Donnie’s Facebook page.
These kind of photos would warm anyone’s heart and catapult them into the holiday spirit, whether they like it or not.