We all need to hear encouraging words from those we admire, and when children need that holiday cheer, Santa is the first person we'll bring them to.

Six-year-old Landon from West Michigan was nervous to visit Santa at the local mall, but he sat beside Santa and took a photo with him and his other family members.

After the family photo was taken, Landon looked back at Santa and suddenly had an urge to go back and talk to him. He couldn't keep his arms still and his heart raced, so he ran back up to the smiling white-bearded man to ask him a question that's been bothering him for quite some time.

It's a question he never regrets asking, and an answer he'll never forget.

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