A bunch of photos taken at Sam’s club and published by the Huffington Post show a photo taken on October 23, 2016, of a man dressed as Santa Claus in a Sam’s chair in New York City.
The man in the photo, identified as John F., told The Huffington Post he was “proud” to be Santa Claus and said he was also a fan of Sam’s.
He also said he thought Sam’s was the best and most fun place in the world.
“We love it.
It’s a wonderful place,” he said.”
I think we’re really blessed to have this wonderful place here in New Jersey.”
John F. said he and his friend were at Sams club on October 21, 2016 when he noticed an elderly man dressed in a suit and tie sitting in the same chair.
“He was kind of in a bad mood,” John F., who works in the insurance industry, said.
“It was about 2:00 in the morning, and he was sitting there.
We got up to leave and the next thing I know he’s on his knees.”
John told HuffPost he was excited to see his friend, and asked what he was doing.
“Then I was like, ‘Hey, you’re Santa, right?’ and he’s like, no, I’m not Santa.
He’s just here to buy Christmas presents,” John said.
John F., his friend and a customer named Sam were standing in the middle of the dance floor, waiting for the person who they had just seen to leave.
“He came up and gave me this weird look, like he was looking for something to give to me,” Sam told HuffPost.
The next thing John F said he heard was the old man’s voice.
“It was like he just said, ‘Sam, you look like Santa.'”
Sam said he looked at the man, who was wearing a suit, and saw that he was dressed in all black.
“Then he looked me right in the eye and he just looked like he wanted to hug me and kiss me.”
John, who has a child and is diabetic, was speechless.
“I thought, this is unbelievable,” he recalled.
“We are not supposed to hug anyone.
He just went on and did that thing where he grabbed me, like, this guy is not Santa, and I was so freaked out.”
He is just so grateful for this guy. “
My son is 6 and he loves Sams.
He is just so grateful for this guy.
I don’t think I could ever repay him for that.”
John said he did not know the man’s name and that the photo was taken at the club on September 26, 2016.
Sam said that, as a kid, he liked to go to Sams to get presents, but it was his birthday, and the club had closed that day.
“When we got to Sam’s, it was packed,” he told HuffPost, “and I was just so sad.
I went in and got a picture with a big picture of Santa and my friends, and it was just me in the chair, just crying.”
Sam said it was difficult to remember the man he was standing next to.
“Sam is such a nice person, and when you meet him you’re really shocked,” he added.
“That’s what it’s all about,” John told HuffPost about Sam.
“The fact that Sam is the person he is, that’s why people like him.”
The Huffington Post reached out to Sam for comment and will update this article with any additional information.
Sam’s Club has posted a statement on Facebook: “Sam’s has been a destination for guests of all ages since opening its doors in 1980.
Sam’s has a long history of giving back and we are thrilled to have seen John F.’s experience through Sam’s story.
The Sam’s team is grateful for the opportunity to share this important story with our guests.”
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