A soldier surprise with a side of Santa

Santa Claus is a busy man this time of year, but it didn't stop him from helping make a Christmas wish come true for a little boy in South Carolina.

Hunter Morton sat on Santa's lap and asked for his daddy, an Army National Guard soldier who's been serving overseas for more than a year.

Spc. Brent Morton wasn't due back until January, but the magic of Christmas brought him home much sooner than expected.

The soldier appeared from around the corner as his son sat on Santa's lap and an emotional reunion ensued.

"Oh it's great. It's great to see him," Brent Morton said. "He's a lot bigger than i remembered. It was tremendous. It went great. It went perfect, it was just awesome. It was really nice of these people here at the mall to do this for us and I hope everybody gets to have a happy holiday like I know we are."