While the pandemic has been tough for all of us, it has been specially hard on children. They miss school, meeting with their friends, and enjoying the greenery outside.
And, in this festive season, they miss Father Christmas!
8-year-old Monti from the United Kingdom wrote to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, checking whether Father Christmas would be able to deliver gifts this year.
The handwritten note from Monti asked whether the government had considered the issue of Santa’s annual visit: “I understand you are very busy but can you and the scientists please talk about this.”
Monti also gave a wonderful suggestion of leaving a hand sanitizer by the cookies for Father Christmas.
Monti (aged 8) wrote to me asking if Father Christmas will be able to deliver presents this year 🎅🎁🎄
I’ve had lots of letters about this, so I have spoken with experts and can assure you that Father Christmas will be packing his sleigh and delivering presents this Christmas! pic.twitter.com/pXwcjHSxZg
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) November 25, 2020
In his reply, Johnson wrote to Monti, assuring him that Father Christmas will deliver the presents by following the pandemic protocols.
“I have put in a call to the North Pole and I can tell you Father Christmas is ready and raring to go, as are Rudolph and all of the other reindeer,” he said.
“The Chief Medical Officer has asked me to tell you that, provided Father Christmas behaves in his usual responsible way and works quickly and safely, there are no risks to your health or his.”
Johnson shared the letter and his heartwarming response on Twitter, drawing applause from netizens across the world.
Isn’t Monti’s letter a testimony to how adorable and pure-hearted children are?