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Boy writes letter to Santa asking if he and God still ‘love him for being gay’

A young boy has left social media users ‘in tears’ after writing an emotional letter to Santa in which he opens up about being gay — and asks if God and Santa still love him. 

The youngster, named Will, penned the note to Santa Claus and mailed it to the North Pole, and it has since turned up online.

In the handwritten note, Will asks St. Nick if he supports the LGBTQ community, and if he happens to talk to God, whether he can ask him the same thing.

A young boy has left social media users ‘in tears’ after writing an emotional letter to Santa in which he opens up about being gay (stock image)

The youngster, named Will, wrote: 'Do you support the LGBTQ community and if you can speak to God, can you tell him I love him, and if he loves me for being gay?'

The youngster, named Will, wrote: ‘Do you support the LGBTQ community and if you can speak to God, can you tell him I love him, and if he loves me for being gay?’

‘Dear Santa,’ the letter begins in the messy scrawl of a school-age child.

‘Do you support the LGBTQ community and if you can speak to God, can you tell him I love him, and if he loves me for being gay[?]

‘Thank you,’ he signs off politely. ‘Love, Will.’ 

Will appears to have mailed the letter to the North Pole, and it’s been intercepted by the USPS and included in the USPS’s Operation Santa.

USPS Operation Santa takes letters mailed to Santa and shares them online, allowing individuals and organizations to ‘adopt’ them and fulfill Christmas wishes — which could be for anything from toys to basic necessities. 

The letters are uploaded to a designated website, which is where Twitter user Nancy Cruz-Garcia spotted Will’s note and shared it on her own Twitter page.

‘This letter to Santa broke my heart,’ she wrote.

Sweet: Twitter users are calling the letter heartbreaking and hoping Will sees their encouraging messages

Sweet: Twitter users are calling the letter heartbreaking and hoping Will sees their encouraging messages

As of Monday morning, her tweet has earned over 18,700 likes, and has been swiftly inundated with comments from users who were overcome with emotion.

‘That is the most heartbreaking thing. And the worst part is that if this kid is asking this, then there is a huge chance they might not be receiving the love they need,’ wrote one.

‘Oh my goodness!! God loves you with his whole entire heart Will!! Don’t listen to all the haters out there kiddo!!’ responded another.  

‘Dear Will, Santa does support the LGBTQ+ community because he has special helpers to makes sure they know they are loved. I promise,’ added someone else.

‘WHO IS TELLING THESE QUEER CHILDREN THAT SANTA DOESNT LOVE THEM?’ one more demanded.

‘YES, WILL. YES SANTA LOVES YOU. Also, God loves you. Jesus loves you. Period. No asterisks. No notes. Just love. I wish I knew that when I was Will’s age,’ another Twitter user said.

Project: USPS Operation Santa takes letters mailed to Santa and shares them online, allowing individuals and organizations to 'adopt' them and fulfill Christmas wishes

Project: USPS Operation Santa takes letters mailed to Santa and shares them online, allowing individuals and organizations to ‘adopt’ them and fulfill Christmas wishes

Tradition: Operation Santa is in its 108th year, and has gone digital to adapt to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Tradition: Operation Santa is in its 108th year, and has gone digital to adapt to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Send presents! Starting December 4, people can adopt specific letters to send gifts and fulfill wishes for the children who wrote them

Send presents! Starting December 4, people can adopt specific letters to send gifts and fulfill wishes for the children who wrote them

Generous: Last year alone, more than 11,000 packages were sent to people who wrote to Santa and had their letters adopted

Generous: Last year alone, more than 11,000 packages were sent to people who wrote to Santa and had their letters adopted

Yet another wrote: ‘Find and protect and give a big hug to Will. My whole heart.’

Operation Santa is in its 108th year, and has gone digital to adapt to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 

Starting December 4, people can adopt specific letters to send gifts and fulfill wishes for the children who wrote them. 

Last year alone, more than 11,000 packages were sent to people who wrote to Santa and had their letters adopted.

Other gut-wrenching letters included in this year’s program came from little Julian, who asked for more money for his parents as they are having a rough time paying the bills, and Kayla, who asked Santa for a sofa bed for her parents who currently sleep on the couch in their one-bedroom apartment.



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