By Madeline Spear
Grab your tissues, this is probably the saddest Christmas story of 2016.
Eric Schmitt-Matzen, who plays Santa Claus during the holidays, visited a terminally ill child who just wanted to meet Santa.
Tragically, the 5 year old passed away in Santa’s arms shortly after meeting.
In a truly heartbreaking interview, Schmitt-Matzen explains the moments leading up to his passing –