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Special moment steals hearts at Christmas Parade

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - For some, this year's Christmas parade will stand out among others.

"This is her first picture with Santa, she hasn't been to see Santa yet," says new mom Linsey Orta.

Her daughter was born just a few months ago.

"When the lights came on she was staring around. She loved it!" Orta says.

For miracle children Will and Ellie Butts, today was special for another reason.

Ellie watched her big brother light the Christmas tree, which has 8,500 lights.

He also participated in the parade.

"Riding with the Grinch," says Will with a big smile on his face.

He says the Grinch was not as grumpy as he is on television.

"No, he had a smile," says Will.

Grinch was not the only person wearing a smile tonight.

"We will remember this for a long time," Orta says holding her daughter close.

So, now that December is officially here there is only one thing left to say...

"Merry Christmas," says Will.

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