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U.S. Marine, Five-Year-Old Daughter Reunited with Help of Santa Claus at the Disneyland Resort

Kevin Rafferty, Jr.

by , Communications, WDI

Yesterday, I was honored to witness what the holidays are all about, right here at Disneyland park! After a seven-month deployment, U.S. Marine Brian Demo was reunited with his five-year-old daughter, Abigail, whose one and only wish was to have her daddy home in time for Christmas.

Abigail brought a letter to Santa sharing her special wish. Santa asked Abigail to close her eyes and ring a magic bell. He said that if her heart was true, then her wish just might come true.

It is moments like these that make the Disneyland Resort the Happiest Place on Earth. Watch their heartfelt reunion!


  • Thank you for creating the most amazing reunion for my little family! It was beyond perfect. Disney is always the happiest place on earth <3 Thank you Disneyland!

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