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Ailing Woman Devastated When She Can’t Bring Her Dog For His Annual Santa Photos, Until Her Friends Step In.

dog smiling by santa's feet

This woman’s Christmas tradition is to have photos of her dog taken with Santa. But when her health kept her from going, her pals stepped up. The results couldn’t be more adorable!

Pup Charles and his mom have an unbelievable bond. They love to celebrate the holidays together. One way they do it is heading to PetSmart to take photos with Santa Claus!

dog getting santa photos taken
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However, this dog mom was facing some serious health issues. In and out of surgery, she wasn’t going to be able to bring Charles to his favorite tradition.

But if Charles could just get to PetSmart, he could have all the dog Santa photos a person can take!

That’s when this woman’s friends stepped in. They realized the importance of this tradition, and they followed through for their friend.

Charles couldn’t look more adorable in front of Santa, either. His grin is so big!

“What a handsome boy and what great friends,” commented one viewer of the now-viral TikTok.

“Haha, that’s me in the Santa suit! Glad we were able to keep up the tradition for you,” commented the PetSmart Santa!

Check out this powerful story and the dog Santa photos below.


Replying to @PetSmart it brings me so much joy & means everything to me. Thank you for putting on your Santa pictures each year.

♬ Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra

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