A toddler who has been crying everyday since being separated from the girl he fell in love with on Christmas Eve will get the chance to see her again.
Hudson, three, fell for four-year-old Charlotte as the two met while their families were at the pub on Christmas Eve.
They held hands as they played together all afternoon and thought themselves the “best” team as the pair won all the games, his mum said.
But Hudson was left distraught when he never had the chance to say goodbye to his “girlfriend” after seeing her at the pub in Ayrshire.
Mum Debbie Mccall said he he’s been crying “real tears” on a daily basis since, and even asked Santa for Charlotte as a Christmas present, the Daily Record reports.
So she hatched a plan to restore a smile to the lovesick youngster’s face – and made a public appeal on Facebook in a bid to reunite the pair.
Debbie, 30, wrote: “OK so Hudson is heartbroken and yes heartbroken at 3!
“He met a wee girl called Charlotte, age 4 at ‘lunch with santa’ in Stevenson on the 24th of December and keeps asking for his girlfriend.”
And Debbie is celebrating tonight after the social media search proved successful.
Debbie, who works as a service manager for a motorsport company, said: “We went to lunch with Santa on the 24th of December at the Red Squirrel in Stevenson.
“Sitting across from us was Charlotte with her mum and dad.
“As the afternoon went on we all had to play games.
“Hudson and Charlotte became the best of friends because Charlotte and him became a wee team and started winning everything.
“The two of them were shouting, ‘we are the best’ and holding hands, running about etc.
“After we had met Santa on the way back to the car Hudson became upset because he never got a chance to say bye to Charlotte.
“We had to tell him she was away home to get ready for Santa.
“Everyday since he has asked for her and been crying, saying he wants his girlfriend from Santa.
“I thought he would just forget but he never so on the off chance I made a Facebook plea and we managed to track her down.”
But just hours after Debbie reached out to Charlotte’s mum, Nicola Sturgeon announced new lockdown restrictions, meaning the lovestruck youngsters need to wait a few weeks longer until they meet again.
Debbie said: “He was over the moon when I told him this morning and after lockdown I have arranged with Charlotte’s mum and dad for them to meet again.”