Transcript for Christmas Story: Boy Married Mall Santa's Daughter Years After Photo
This next story starts with a simple holiday picture. Check this out. Two little kids on santa's lap. It looks normal. But it's the seed of an awesome coincidence. The boy got married to santa's daughter. But he only recently realized it. Abc's john muller has the story. Anybody here want a snowball fight? Reporter: He's been donning the red suit and helping out st. Nick for more than a decade. What would you like for christmas? Reporter: Elmer abbas and his christmas spirit, filled the hearts of throws of children dreaming of christmas morning. Cheese. What's most rewarding to me is how unique the children are when they're in this magic moment of believing in santa claus. Reporter: And after all that time, a really magic moment. One of the children elmer held 12 years ago is now his own son-in-law. It was unique. Especially at first. Reporter: It was all discovered by accident, when chris byrd got engaged to elmer's mother, liz. Chris' mother was pulling out old photos. When she looked at santa, something clicked. Or in this case, jingles. She gave me a call, looking at an old santa picture. It looks like liz's dad, elmer. I knew it was my dad. I remember going to the mall that year and taking a picture with him. Reporter: The year was 1999, the first time elmer worked at the maplewood mall in minneapolis. My parents wanted a picture with my sister and i. Reporter: Chris can't remember what he asked for that year. I think, at his age, he might have been asking me for a girlfriend. Reporter: And he got it, 12 years later. Definitely, a christmas miracle. That just warms your heart to sew things are connected. You got to love that one. Liz and chris burd displayed that santa photo at their wedding. And now, they have shared their story with america. Coming up, is the man behind
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