Yes, apparently Santa does have a good heart. Santa -- or rather Texas resident Brad Luddeke -- was dressed in full Santa costume when he pulled a man from a burning truck in Coppell, a Dallas suburb.
The truck was burning near the corner of the intersection of Interstate 635 and Belt Line Road. Santa, or Luddeke, was out directing traffic as the truck burned after the two-vehicle collision. An area resident named Margie Culberson took out her iPhone and recorded Santa serving as a good Samaritan.
Luddeke is from Arlington. He was dressed in Santa costume delivering toys to families in need -- something he does each year. A former volunteer firefighter, he pulled the man from the burning truck.
As soon as I grabbed his jacket and pulled him away, I said, 'Your car's on fire,' Luddeke said in an interview with News 8. We turned to leave, and I guess the battery exploded. And that's when everything went up.
Luddeke explained that seven years ago he lost his 17-year-old son in a single-vehicle accident.
As for Santa, Luddeke said having to help out with the accident won't make him tardy for Christmas.
Santa won't be late this year kids, he said. Santa was just helping out when needed.
See video of Santa's good deed below: