Mayse said he felt so awful, in fact, that as soon as he got a few feet away from the bad Santa he burst into tears.
As the night wore on, the child told the station, his world continued to unravel.
“It affected me so bad that I was crying until I went to bed that night,” he added. “And I want to say to him, ‘You don’t want to disrespect a 9-year-old. Even though what shape and size you are, it doesn’t matter.’ ”
In a final act of mic-dropping, body-affirming defiance, he even tore up the photo he took with the Kris Kringle-turned-Krampus.
This kid is way too fluent in victim talk.
He needs to know you don’t weep in the face of danger, nope, you fight back.