Madison boy’s ‘greatest wish’ is to have grandfather home for Christmas

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MADISON--One little boy received the ultimate Christmas gift after writing a letter to Santa.

Julian Otero, 9, wrote a letter to the “Jolly Old Elf” in the hopes he could spend Christmas Day with his grandfather.

Dear Santa,

My greatest wish is that you talk to my grandfather’s boss, Mr. John Mathers, and ask him if he could give my grandfather Christmas Day off.

Julian gave the letter to his mother who gave it to his grandfather, Leo Otero. The older Otero, the chief engineer at the Madison Beach Hotel, brought the letter to hotel General Manager John Mathers. Mathers claims he then got a call from Santa, himself.

"Santa called me. I got a phone call from the North Pole and they had given me Santa's cell phone number and told me to call Santa immediately,” he said.

That is when Mathers drafted a very merry memo to Leo Otero.

I received a phone call from the North Pole this morning asking me to contact Santa on his private cell. Santa was busy checking on some kids in Denmark that had been caught doing something naughty. I called him and he was quite concerned that you were planning to work on Christmas Day. Your grandchildren are quite upset about this! I think it would be best if you planned to take the day off and spend it with your family. Work can wait until after Christmas!

Please see Penny in human resources to make the proper arrangements.

P.S. Did you know that Julian wants an Xbox 360? Santa is not sure he's ready for such a fancy toy.

"I gave my grandson the memo, he read it, and he was so happy,” Otero told Fox CT.

Now, Leo and Julian Otero will spend Christmas Day together, opening gifts at grandpa’s house.

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