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These Kids' Heartbreaking Letters to Santa Are Reflection of Living Through Pandemic Woes

When kids write to Santa, they usually ask for a popular new toy, but this year, many letters are far more serious, reflecting the times we are living in.

When kids write to Santa, they usually ask for a popular new toy, but this year, many letters are far more serious, reflecting the times we are living in.

"This has been a very tough year," 4-year-old Aiden wrote. "I lost my daddy (and) my grandpa (and) my mommy is having a rough time. Maybe you can send her some happiness."

This year, kids want much more than toys. Other children asked for a cure for COVID-19.

Thousands of youngsters wrote the letters as part of the United States Postal Service's Operation Santa Program.

“Dear Santa, I don’t want anything for Christmas,” another letter said. “But I would like to ask you if you can do me a favor. Can you please find a cure for COVID-19 and give it to us to save the world?”

“Children are very perceptive, and they’re very aware of what’s going on. So there are a lot of letters asking about the coronavirus,” said USPS spokeswoman Kim Frum.

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