It’s safe to say that Kaiden Bryant-Samuel had a memorable Christmas.
“Santa brought me all this,” Kaiden says.
The 9-year-old from Northeast Washington showed us some of the gifts he got from Santa Claus.
“I got Hot Wheels. I got a basketball and then a football.”
But it’s not what he’s playing with that made this holiday so unforgettable. It was how we got to this day that defines holiday magic.
Kaiden says, “I would have had an empty tree, nothing under it.”
This 9-year-old’s Christmas conundrum began Monday when he and his mother Markita Bryant couldn’t find the Santa letterbox at their department store: the first step in getting Kaiden’s wish list to St. Nick in time for Santa to consider and fill his order.
Kaiden reminded us that, “It takes two days to get my list to Santa since I have to get it to the North Pole from DC.”
“And he was like Christmas is canceled, and I’m like oh my gosh I’ve got to do something,” Bryant said.
So, they hustled down to their complex’s mailboxes to wait for a US Postal Service carrier. One arrived just in time.