Bearded Walmart Shopper Is Mistaken for Santa, Plays Along For Tot (WATCH)

Santa must have been short on elves to be scouting around a Hurricane, West Virginia Walmart two weeks before Christmas.

Or, that might have been true because little Sophie Riley thought he was Santa.

Roger Larck, sporting a red sweater and long white beard was confronted by the girl during his Walmart shopping when she asked tentatively if he was Santa Claus.

Being a good sport, Mr. Larck played the part and made small talk about typical Kris Kringle stuff: a lack of grass at the North Pole, Sophie’s nail job, and Santa’s cookie rations.

Roger’s wife Robin posted on Facebook that it was not the first time he has been mistaken as the man in the red suit—and he grows his beard out every year just for the occasion.