This 8-year-old's letter to Santa proves he's probably a better person than most of us.

With Christmas Day creeping up fast, kids everywhere have been carefully composing a personal letter to Santa with their fingers crossed they are on his nice list. We stumbled across one particular letter to Santa that absolutely melted our hearts this week. Instead of requesting the hottest new toy or computer game, Lorien Shannon’s 8-year-old son Jordan asked for something a little bit different to arrive under his tree.

In case you can’t read the images, the three things Jordan really wants this Christmas are helping to transform the lives of people in poverty. He wants a chicken, goat and water well to be donated to those who need it most.

Definitely one for the nice list, Santa.