GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Santa Claus rode his sleigh to Women's Hospital Tuesday morning to pay a visit to whom he says are the youngest members on his "good list." As of 9 a.m., when he dropped by with Mrs. Claus, six babies had been born there this Christmas Eve morning.
Each baby had his or her first picture with Santa, with the help of both hospital nurses and volunteers.
Santa told WFMY News 2, "Well we've been doing this since 2007, and it is a gift to the community for the babies that are still here to get their first picture with Santa, and some of them are just hours old. So, it's a thing that I do for the community but also something I do to give to Mrs. Claus, cause she's a big baby fan."
Ginger Penley, the director of volunteer services for Women's Hospital, said, "One of the goals and missions of the Volunteer Services department is to make the babies' first arrival is the most memorable experience possible, and what better way than to have the "big man," himself, come here and help celebrate these newest gifts to these families. You know, the stork comes by here every day, but we get the big man himself one day a year."
Santa said all babies are looking for "a warm place to sleep and love and protection" this Christmas. "Well, all babies are on the good list, because they haven't had time to be naughty...some of their parents, on the other hand...oh, ho! ho! ho!," he chuckled with a wink.
CUTENESS ALERT: Tune into WFMY News 2 at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. for an inside look at Santa's visit with the newborns!
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