Your Best Christmas Gift EVER [VIDEO]
In 1982, I was 6 years old. I was already well on my way to being a rather emphatic Michael Jackson fan, and was certain he would one day be my boyfriend. “Thriller” had just been released, and I wanted nothing more for Christmas that year than that record, complete with the cool fold-out picture of him posing with a baby tiger.
Christmas morning, my mom handed me a beautifully wrapped, 33rpm, record-jacket-sized package. The label read “To: Laura, From: Santa”. My heart started pounding. I started sweating with anticipation. I can still see it crystal clear in my mind’s eye….I ripped off the wrapping paper and let out the most blood-curdling scream known to man. Santa had answered my one and only wish that season, and if my family owned a camcorder at the time, I’m sure I would’ve reached YouTube stardom.
Enter 10 year old James Groccia, a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome who uses LEGOs to improve his social skills. In September, he wrote to the company after finding a certain set he really wanted was, in fact, discontinued. LEGO responded…with a vengeance. Here’s the video….may want to prepare yourself with a box of tissues, because you will cry…
What was YOUR favorite holiday gift?