Kelly Ripa Brought to Tears by ‘Live with Kelly & Ryan’ Guest

Kelly Ripa got rather emotional on yesterday’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. And it was all thanks to a very special guest, Kid Santa, who appeared on the show to speak about his program for helping kids during the holidays.

On Tuesday’s episode of the morning show, Ripa and her co-host, Ryan Seacrest, welcomed Kid Santa (AKA Kenny Isaacson) who opened up about his time in foster care and how he began an organization that gives gifts to children in need during the holidays. Lucky for us, Live producers shared a clip from the segment on Instagram. “Kid Santa is amazing!” the caption read.

According to the 19-year-old, his program began back in 2018, when wanted to make a difference for kids at a homeless shelter. “I spent Christmas morning with other people who are less fortunate as well, so I wouldn’t have to be alone and it just stuck with me," Isaacson said.

The organization gets wishes from kids and volunteers use U-haul trucks to deliver gifts in the middle of the night. This year, he has a goal to buy gifts for more than 500 kids in metro Detroit.

Of course, the Detroit native’s story touched the 50-year-old TV personality, who was brought to tears by the end of the interview while she thanked him for everything he has done.

“I hope we get to check in with you again sometime because I really think you are a remarkable person,” Ripa told Isaacson. “I speak on behalf of all of us, you’ve reminded us what Christmas is all about and I hope we see you again.”

Our sentiments exactly, Kelly.

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