Mall Santa uses sign language to communicate with little girl

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MIDDLESBROUGH, England —A mall Santa Claus is melting hearts on the Internet after a video surfaced showing him using sign language with a little girl.

In a YouTube clip uploaded Saturday, the little girl sits on Santa’s lap at the Cleveland Centre Mall in Middlesbrough.

As Santa asks the little girl what she wants, her mother interrupts to say she “can’t talk very well.”

“Can she sign at all?”

“Yeah, she does animals and things like that.”

Santa then taps the little girl on the shoulder and begins using sign language.  The mother laughs in the video and says the girl asked for a scooter.