Santa Shows His 'Number One Elf' What Love Looks Like

In case you missed it, a story of epic and heart-wrenching proportions is making the rounds on news outlets and social media channels. It shows the magnitude of a simple act of love.

"I want to tell you just an incredible story from Tennessee," Glenn said Monday on radio.

The story involves Eric Schmitt-Matzen, a 6-foot, 310-pound gent that looks every bit the real Santa Claus --- and a terminally ill boy who died in his arms.

Schmitt-Matzen, who plays Santa over 80 times each year and was born on Saint Nicholas Day, received a call several weeks ago from a nurse at the local hospital about a very sick 5-year-old who wanted to see Santa.

"He said, Great. I will be right there. Let me change into my outfit. And she said, Don't. There's not enough time. Your red suspenders that you always wear will be enough. Come right away," Glenn described.

Within 15 minutes, he was at the hospital and met the boy's family. After learning the boy was very close to death, he entered the room with a small present from Santa and the elves.

"He came in and he sat down on the end of the kid's bed . . . whose eyes opened up wide. He said, So what is it I'm hearing about you missing Christmas this year? You can't miss Christmas. You're my number one elf," Glenn said.

The little boy tried to sit up in bed, and said, I am? He also asked a very poignant question: They say I'm going to die. How am I going to know when I get to where I'm going? How am I going to know that I'm there?

"This amazing man sat there . . . I can't imagine . . . how would you answer that?" Glenn asked. "He sat there at the edge of the bed, and said, Will you do me a big favor? When you get there, you just tell them that Santa said you're my number one elf, and they will let you in.

Moments later, the little boy died in Santa's arms.

"This man is a former Army ranger and said that he got out of the room as fast as he could, let the family have their privacy. And he had a hard time driving home through the tears," Glenn said.

On Facebook this morning, Glenn posted this message:

This is what love looks like. I don't know if I could have ever put the red suit on again. Only a Santa that was a ranger. Blessings to all.

And may God bless his new number one elf in heaven.

Featured Image: Eric Schmitt-Matzen, AKA Santa Claus

As the left tries to erase America's history and disparage nearly everything about our nation's founding, Glenn Beck set the record straight about the Declaration of Independence, what it really says, and why he believes it is the "greatest mission statement of all time."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn read something you've probably never heard before: a section of the earliest known draft of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in July 1776 and lost for more than a century and a half.

"This wasn't found until 1947; the original draft of the Declaration was found in a bunch of Thomas Jefferson's writings, in a box in the Library of Congress," Glenn said. "This takes everything that you have learned about Thomas Jefferson and turns it upside down. It also explains why we didn't eliminate slavery. It also explains that our Founders felt passionately about slavery, that they tried to end slavery. I want to read just this paragraph to you. This changes absolutely everything."

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere reacted to a recent Washington Post op-ed in which the author, Ron Charles, suggests that "as Confederate statues finally tumble across America, [and] television networks are marching through their catalogues looking to take down racially offensive content," perhaps the next items that should be up on the cancel-culture chopping block are "problematic books."

"Monuments celebrating racist traitors, which were erected to fabricate history and terrify black Americans, are not works of art that deserve our respect or preservation. Similarly, scenes of modern-day white comedians reenacting minstrel-show caricatures are not ironical interrogations of racism that we have to stomach any longer. But complex works of literature are large, they contain multitudes," Charles wrote.

He goes on to argue that "calibrating our Racism Detector to spot only a few obvious sins" is but an insidious source of self-satisfaction when compared to the process of critical debate on the values and intentions of history's literary legends.

"If cancel culture has a weakness, it's that it risks short-circuiting the process of critical engagement that leads to our enlightenment," Charles wrote. "Scanning videos for blackface or searching text files for the n-word is so much easier than contending with, say, the systemic tokenism of TV rom-coms or the unbearable whiteness of Jane Austen."

Could cancel culture really spiral all the way down to book burning? In the clip below, Glenn, Pat, and Stu agreed that this radical progressive movement is really about erasing America's history and overturning the foundation of our country. The fundamental transformation of America is happening now.

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It's been a tough year, America. Our news media is inundating us with images of destruction, violence, and division in attempts not only to desecrate our nation, but to make us turn our backs on it. That's why now, more than ever, we need to take an up-close look at America's history to remember what it is we're fighting for and how to fight for it with practical action.

Join Glenn Beck, broadcasting from Standing Rock Ranch, as he takes us to Plymouth, Gettysburg, and Federal Hall on an important journey through America's remarkable history to inspire a brighter future. Glenn asks the hard questions of every American. Is this system worth saving? Is there a better way? Where do we go from here, and how do we answer those questions?

Featuring performances from the Millennial Choirs and Orchestras, David Osmond, a very special children's choir, and guests Bob Woodson, Tim Ballard, David Barton, Burgess Owens, Kathy Barnette, Anna Paulina Luna, and Tim Barton.

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"Restoring Hope" has been a labor of love for Glenn and his team and tonight is the night! "Restoring the Covenant" was supposed to take place in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C. but thanks to COVID-19, that plan had to be scrapped. "Restoring Hope" is what was left after having to scrap nearly two years of planning. The Herald Journal in Idaho detailed what the event was supposed to be and what it turned into. Check out the article below to get all the details.

Glenn Beck discusses patriotic, religious program filmed at Idaho ranch

On July 2, commentator Glenn Beck and his partners will issue a challenge from Beck's corner of Franklin County to anyone who will listen: "Learn the truth, commit to the truth, then act on the truth."

Over the last few weeks, he has brought about 1,000 people to his ranch to record different portions of the program that accompanies the challenge. On June 19, about 400 members of the Millennial Choir and Orchestra met at West Side High School before boarding WSSD buses to travel to a still spring-green section of Beck's ranch to record their portion of the program.

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