“We got on a plane, we bought the tickets Friday night and yesterday we were on our way,” said Melissa Sewer, who was with her fiancé and son.
They didn’t even tell her little boy Emmanuel who he was meeting until Monday morning.
But what they did not expect was how early people would start lining up.
They showed up and were number 201 - for an event with a maximum of 200 guests. Sewer and her family thought they would be going home empty-handed after flying all this way - but that was when the man in front of them did something incredible.
“He turned around and gave us the last ticket,” Sewer said.
They say the man drove the three hours back to Eau Claire empty-handed. But he gave a little boy his Christmas wish: A chance to hug his hero and get a picture with Aaron.
“It was my wish and it finally came true,” said Emmanuel Gonzales.