Virtually every letter Globe Santa receives each year is asking for his assistance in providing gifts for children in a family that has been hit by financial hard times or a tragic death or accident.
The theme of each of the thousands of letters processed reflects some sort of a tragedy or a hard luck situation, like parents losing their jobs or a home that has been hit by fire and they have lost most of their personal possessions.
But every now and then there is a letter, the Santa staffers say, that is just unbelievable.
Such was a neatly typed letter from a south of Boston man relating a situation that is so tragic it is almost impossible to fathom how any family could endure.
The letter “to request Globe Santa donations” for the man’s nephews outlines a series of tragedies that have left two boys, 7 and 11 years old, with no parents and no grandmother.
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