Brayden Deely couldn't be convinced to sit on Santa's lap, so Santa came to him. 

The Caring Santa event, put on by Autism speaks and other organizations at the SouthPark Mall in North Carolina, has been around for two years. It gives kids with autism and sensory issues about 15 minutes with Santa on their own terms.

"Social situations get very difficult for him so having the ability for us to come in and set up an appointment and give him an experience of a typical child is huge for him and huge for us," said Dan Deely, Brayden's dad.

We know firsthand how difficult social situations can be; we had trouble with our son at the Holiday Walk. What a wonderful thing for this Santa to do!