Nervous toddler meeting Santa Claus uses sign language to hilariously call for 'help'

Not every child loves sitting on Santa's lap it seems...

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Meeting Santa in a mall is a rite of passage for many children, but for some, it could be nerve-wracking.

One little boy even used sign language to signal for help as he met Santa - creating a hilarious holiday photo.

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Mum Kerry Spencer says that the picture was taken back in 2005, but that it's now a family tradition to get it out every Christmas and have a good old laugh every year.

This year, she posted the picture onto Twitter and, of course, it's gone viral. See more above.