- A couple from Pennsylvania who share the same surname with Santa got the biggest present of their life together on Christmas Day 2019
- Amanda Clause gave birth to baby boy Lorenzo Luciano Clause on December 25, 9:47 a.m.
- UPMC said they thought a nurse was pulling off a prank when she wrote the couple’s surname on the maternity ward’s board
Children all over the world were waiting with hope that they belonged to Santa’s list of nice kids so they would receive the presents they were hoping for on Christmas Eve. Meanwhile, a couple in Pennsylvania who has the same surname as Santa received the biggest gift on Christmas Day — a baby boy.
Good Morning America shared that on December 25 at 9:47 a.m., Amanda Clause gave birth to baby boy Lorenzo Luciano Clause, who weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces.
On Twitter, UPMC confirmed it; saying that “Through one foggy Christmas Eve and into Christmas morning, Mrs. Clause had a baby on Christmas Day at UPMC Horizon.”
The couple said they were expecting baby Clause to arrive more than a week later so the delivery really came as a surprise.
“He truly is a Christmas miracle and the best gift we will ever receive. We hope it brought people joy to hear our story,” Randy Clause, Lorenzo’s dad, told Good Morning America.
In the same interview, UPMC said they thought a nurse was just pulling off a holiday prank when she wrote the couple’s surname on the maternity ward’s board.
“The staff also joked on Christmas Eve, ‘We hope the baby waits until midnight to arrive so he’s born on Christmas Day,’ and that’s exactly what happened,” UPMC said; adding that there were suggestions of naming the baby Chris, Nick, or Buddy.
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Clause!