Merlin Taylor was asked to be Santa for The Road Home during their Holiday Media-Thon eight years ago. Today he is still bringing joy to the all of the single men, single women, and of course all of the children at The Road Home. However, he is also now spreading joy all over Salt Lake City as well.
“’We're all children in some manner. With almost all, but not everyone, I see that sparkle in their eyes as if they were kids when they see Santa. Especially homeless, especially the homeless on the street. I've said so many times the embrace that I get on the street is like me hugging my mom. It's so real. It's Velcro. It's pretty amazing.’ Merlin Taylor” – Marjorie Cortez, Deseret News, “Utahn Merlin Taylor is Santa with a cause”