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Santa Photos: These Kids Are Really Excited To Meet The Big Guy

12/24/2015 08:18 EST | Updated 12/24/2015 08:59 EST

We've all seen the photos of kids freaking out over having to sit on Santa's lap at the mall. But what about the kids who are really, really excited to meet the benevolent guy in red? We've rounded up the cutest photos of kids (young and old) who were overjoyed to meet ol' Saint Nick.

#mallsanta #merrychristmas 🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼

A photo posted by Kelly Ferguson (@newmrsfergie) on


❤️🎅🏼 loved it #bestsantaphoto #happyholidays

A photo posted by Stephanie Michelle (@simply_michi) on


#santaclaus #shorthillsmall #shorthillssantaglobe #shorthillssanta #bestsantaever #bestsantaphoto

A photo posted by Connie Ruff (@crcountry716) on


This morning consisted of Mr & Mrs Claus 🎅🎄

A photo posted by @kiramarielujan on


SANTA PHOTOS!!!! #awyeah #santa

A photo posted by Lysa M (@lysarenee) on


Happy holidays! Harpers #first #Santaphoto #chistmas2013 #lovethiskid #harpergrace #bestsantaphoto @harpergrace13

A photo posted by Tanya Maree (@thesinglemumma) on


Happy Holidays from #nicoag's family to yours! #mallsanta 🎅🏽🎄

A photo posted by Luis Aguiluz (@luisaguiluz) on


Hugs for Santa ❤ #Santa #christmasspirit #mallsanta #newzealand #hugs #sister #red

A photo posted by xo_Havana_ox (@xxhavanaxx) on


Santa and River Mason. #riverpyles #mallsanta

A photo posted by Holly Pyles (@holly_pyles) on



Merry Christmas!

A photo posted by Angelo Dias (@adias_rph) on



#santapics #mallsanta #christmas2015

A photo posted by Caitlyn Davis (@cldavis921) on




#santa #christmas2015 #mallsanta

A photo posted by @missjeanne on



Cillian and #santa #mallsanta #saintnick #sweet #christmas

A photo posted by Ali (@aliant800) on


Mall Santa pics. Kk was SOOOO excited to meet the big guy! #Santa #mallsanta #mylittles #gingergirl #soexcited

A photo posted by aprileshowerswv (@aprileshowerswv) on


Little dudes first "Santa" encounter. He does exist! #Santa #mallsanta #xmas #lilman

A photo posted by Jon Machado (@remaxjonmachado) on


Santa is checking Jack's list. #santa #mallsanta #christmas

A photo posted by Mark Hallman (@markhallman) on




She asked for apple juice for Christmas🎅🏻🍎👧🏼 #mallsanta #shewarmsmyheart

A photo posted by @katieclayton on


#mallsanta #Santa #christmas #holidays #babiesofinstagram #blackbabiesofinstagram #blackbabies #timehop

A photo posted by Racquel Daigle (@racqueldaigle) on


🎄He was pretty excited to meet Santa🎅 #christmas2015 #mallsanta #fatherchristmas #12142015

A photo posted by Yessi Oseguera (@layessii) on


Adorable overload #mallsanta #evv #Christmas

A photo posted by Liberty DeWig (@libertyonair) on