7-year-old Santa’s helper wipes ta­bles to buy toys for kids

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

A7-year-old In­di­ana boy has been earn­ing money to buy Christ­mas toys for other chil­dren as an hon­orary em­ployee at McDon­ald’s. The young­ster, Tren­ton Gard­ner, tells WTHI-TV that wip­ing ta­bles at the fast food restau­rant in Bick­nell, In­di­ana, is the “coolest job” he’s ever done. His mother, Lind­sey Gard­ner, says her son’s in­spi­ra­tion came from learn­ing some chil­dren’s fam­i­lies couldn’t af­ford toys.

He wanted to earn money so he could help. It took time to con­vince McDon­ald’s gen­eral man­ager Rhonda Butler.

She says the boy was so de­ter­mined she made him an hon­orary em­ployee and gave him his own apron, name tag and hat. The restau­rant do­nated toys to his ef­fort. Ear­lier this week, the 7-year-old and his fam­ily dropped off a truck­load of toys to a lo­cal char­ity.

Mem­bers of the vol­un­teer Wa­ter Ski­ing Christ­mas Show, in­clud­ing a wa­ter ski­ing Santa Claus with elves, rein­deer, the Grinch, and oth­ers, wa­ter ski, on the Po­tomac River, in Alexan­dria, Vir­ginia, just down the river from Wash­ing­ton, DC.

— AFP pho­tos

An In­dian school­boy wear­ing a ‘Santa Claus’ out­fit is mobbed by class­mates as he gives out sweets dur­ing Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions at a school in Am­rit­sar. Although In­dian Chris­tians make up a mere two per­cent of the coun­try’s bil­lion plus pop­u­la­tion, Christ­mas has be­come a pop­u­lar fes­ti­val in the In­dian cal­en­dar.

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