7-year-old boy in Texas shelter writes heartbreaking letter to Santa

Boy’s mother found the letter in his backpack

TARRANT COUNTY, Texas – A 7-year-old boy living in a Texas shelter with his mom is breaking hearts across social media with his letter to Santa Claus.

SafeHaven of Tarrant County posted Blake’s letter to the shelter’s Facebook page and asked for a “very very very good” dad, among other things.

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Blake’s mom found the letter in his backpack several weeks ago, according to the post.

Other things on Blake’s list include chapter books, a dictionary, a compass and a watch.

In his letter Blake tells Santa he’s nervous and doesn’t want to talk to the other kids at the shelter.

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SafeHaven is a shelter for domestic violence victims and, according to the post, 117 women and children are residing at the shelter this holiday season.

SafeHaven said Blake will be receiving all the gifts he asked Santa for this Christmas thanks to donations.

Blake is a 7-year-old boy in one of our shelters, and his mom found this letter to Santa in his backpack a few weeks...

Posted by SafeHaven of Tarrant County on Wednesday, December 18, 2019

If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence there is a long list or resources at www.ksat.com/domesticviolence.

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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.