The 60-year-old Santa doppelgänger, who was born on Saint Nicholas Day, explained how he rushed to a hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee, after a desperate phone call from a nurse about a seriously sick child.
He entered the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit to see the boy, who was desperate to meet Santa, as his family watched the tear-jerking encounter through a window.
The pair chatted for a while and Santa told the boy he was his “number one elf!”. Tragically,  it was the last conversation the boy had. 
“He kinda sat up and gave me a big hug and asked one more question: ‘Santa, can you help me?’” he revealed in an interview with USA Today.
“I wrapped my arms around him. Before I could say anything, he died right there. I let him stay, just kept hugging and holding on to him.”
He continued that he left the hospital as “fast as he could”, adding that he …