The adorable Santa photo the whole internet is talking about.

Most parents know that the annual photo of the kids visiting Santa can easily go very, very wrong.

But when one little boy fell asleep while waiting to meet Father Christmas, the resulting photo was adorable.

When it was the little boy’s turn to have his photo taken, Santa told his parents not to wake him up.

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Image via Reddit.

Instead, the boy was placed on Santa while still asleep, and then Santa himself pretended to doze off.

Too cute.

The photo has of course gone viral, attracting hundreds of thousands of views and comments since being posted on Reddit.

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