Santa couldn’t visit sick children due to COVID, so the FDNY gave him a lift — literally

When COVID-19 dangers threatened Santa’s visit to the Ronald McDonald House in NYC, the FDNY stepped in to lift Santa to the windows of the House so he could safely speak with the seriously ill children staying there, reports Ida Siegal for NBC. Video can be seen here.

The children – who all have cancer or other illnesses — have compromised immune systems that made a conventional visit too risky.

“We had to make this happen, we had to make the kids smile,” said NYPD Deputy Inspector Melissa Eger.

The NYPD and FDNY organize Santa’s visit to the house every year.

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