A nine-year-old boy begs Santa for just one thing this Christmas….

Louis Williams, from the UK, wrote to Father Christmas asking for his own “forever home” where he can play with his Lego.

Mum, Nicola Williams, said she felt heartbroken that all her son was asking for this year was a home for the family of four, reports 7 news.

Nicola, who lives with her three children in a two-bedroom temporary accommodation since March, said their entire living space is the size of an average front room with not even enough room to put a tree up.

The family were left homeless when she was unable to keep up payments on the rent, despite working as a trainee teacher and running her own children’s party business.

“I felt gutted reading his letter,” his mum said.

“It’s not right that all he’s asking for is a home for himself. Nobody asked him to write that, it’s just all he wants.”

She said she felt like she had let her son down after never giving him a place he can call home.

“Seeing what all the other children are asking for, this breaks my heart,” she said.

“There’s not even enough room to put a Christmas tree up, they can’t even play with their toys.

“The kids ask when it’ll go up and it breaks my heart. I do my best as a mother, but this was gutting.”

Louis wrote to Santa, addressed at the North Pole, after becoming so stressed by the damp conditions in their current home he collapsed at school.

“To Santa, this year for Christmas please can I have a forever home,” he wrote.

“I don’t want any new toys, I just want all of my old toys that are in storage and I would like my own Lego bedroom with a desk to build my models.

“Everyone is sad living here and I just want us to be happy again.

“Thank you and have a lovely Christmas, love from Louis Williams.”

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Ms Williams added, “I know there are people who will be more vulnerable than us, but it’s just not right that in this day and age a child should only be asking for a home this Christmas.”

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  • So sad … and poor mum is doing her best … hope their situation improves soon x


  • Aw bless, not easy indeed. I wonder if this kid is feeling this so strong because it picks up on the feelings of the parent(s) struggling with this ?
    We lived for a while in a 2bedroom apartment too. My kids were excited, felt like we were camping for a long time. Luckily in this country we have playgrounds around every corner, which is great, especially in circumstances like this.

    • What a beautiful family you have, Ellen! :-)


  • A hard situation to be in, but at least they have a roof over their heads. Hopefully things will get better for these battlers soon.

    • I also hope things improve for them as well.


  • How heart breaking. I hope things improve for this family.


  • I hope she is able to provide all her family with enough healthy basic food and gradually make progress towards other things. Is there no family or close friends with enough room to put a corner aside for the kids to have their lego to play with where they can visit regularly? It could be a compromise (be it temporary) if the Mum can get somebody to help her with that. Her son might be happier than he is at present.


  • This is sad, but his mum is clearly doing her very best.


  • All she has to do is keeping working and doing her best. Things will get better.


  • Out of the mouths of babes, this kid knows what is important in life. I hope his future is bright


  • Oh, sweetie! This situation is surely hard on everyone in the family. I can imagine how much he longs for a stable home. Let’s hope it will happen very soon.


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