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Man donates toys to special needs children across California

Posted at 11:33 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-12 02:47:01-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Call him Santa without a sleigh, one man is driving all over California dropping off Christmas presents to special needs children.

It's not everyday Yuri Williams dresses like a scout trooper from the Mandalorian. It's not just because he loves Star Wars, but it's to bring Christmas cheer to those in need.

"My mission is to drop off 100 baby Yoda's to children in need with special needs disabilities or battling an illness," said Williams, who is the founder of A Future Superhero & Friends. The non-profit looks to help lots of different children in need.

The tenth stop out of 100 came in Bakersfield to Noah who has autism, and Nathan who has a rare disease.

"I know this pandemic is going on and children are at home during this time and they just need a distraction," said Williams.

Their parents, especially dad Armando, had to keep the secret all day Friday, as that silence paid off.

"To me is just seeing his emotion how he was reacting to it I think that's just, it just makes my day my night my year," said Armando.

As for Williams, his mom died back in 2009 but says she left him with one valuable lesson that he continues on to this day.

"This is therapeutic to me to keep her name alive and to do what she taught me, and that's giving," said Williams.

For more information on A Future Superhero & Friends, visit this link.