Last week, Nicki Adams, a mom from Maryland, shared this letter her daughter, Belle, wrote.
Adams wrote that Belle asked Adams and her husband about Santa and they decided to be honest. The only thing that made it worse was when they started laughing about the note she slid under the door afterward.
Belle's letter reads:
You have no idea what you just did. I really tried to believe. Everyone told me it's your parents. I can't believe you anymore. Is the Easter bunny real, how bout the tooth fairy, huh? You just ruined a 10 year old child's LIFE thanks.
Nothing will make me feel better. You lied to me about something I loved that BROKE my heart 💔
Adams told BuzzFeed News that she's gotten a lot of really fun feedback.
"This letter was a snapshot in time and we thought other families could relate to the dilemma," she said.
But at the same time, she said, a lot of people have had a pretty intense reaction to Belle's letter. "I think we can all remember writing notes to our parents or feeling that way as a child," she said.
A lot of the comments on Adams' post — which has now been shared over 20,000 times — are sympathizing with poor Belle's shocking discovery.
"Christmas is about miracles and believing in magic," Adams said. "And after the initial shock, Belle knows that and is helping to make Christmas magic for others."
Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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