NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- For children who are in the hospital, and may not be home for Santa's arrival, Wednesday Santa came to them, thru a video chat.
Shriner's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, was able to create the live hook-up, by partnering with a global tech company called Dimension Data.
Several young patients were able to talk to Saint Nick one-on-one, sort of like skype or face-time but so much more.
The kids and their families enter a fully decorated room with a large TV and camera for the visit to the north pole.
It's the same video technology the hospital uses to connect doctors with off-site patients, of course when Santa isn't using it.
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