Woman with dementia meets Santa; moves him to tears

Sweet photos of a woman with dementia meeting Santa, who she absolutely loves, are going viral.

The woman named Karen is in the final stages of dementia and was recently put on hospice care. She apparently loves Santa and has been a huge fan her whole life.

Her family arranged to have Karen meet Santa at a photography studio in New Mexico just in time for Christmas.

The Hartsocks' Photography posted photos of the adorable meeting on Facebook, writing: "Karen visited our Santa yesterday (he gave her a special gift, a handmade Busy Blanket created just for her!) and she talked to him! She told him that she loves him and remembers visiting him before! It couldn't have possibly been more special. Every time Santa got close to her, she would nuzzle in and close her eyes as if there was no place she would rather be."

The photos have been liked and commented on dozens of times and the photography studio says that Santa cried when Karen left and adds that, "She will always be Santa's favorite client and ours, too!"