“They had been in a fire,” said Cunningham. “They were both horribly, horribly burned.” This year, the pair have been adopted by their foster mother. They didn’t ask for much, just a few little toys.
It’s all a reminder of that wonderful blurry line between giving and getting. Cunningham and Adams aim to keep the magic alive.
“I hope I’m a real enough Santa to keep ‘em believing a while,” said Cunningham. “It gives them something bright to believe in.”
If you go: What: Santa and Mrs. Claus Where: Mounds Mall, 2109 S. Scatterfield Road Time: Monday through Friday, 5 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Christmas Eve until 6 p.m.