"Will Santa know I live in Middlesbrough again now, and I have another family?"
These are the heartwarming and heartbreaking words of a little boy called Alfie who captured hearts last year when he told how "Santa didn't come to my house last Christmas."
He went on: "I wasn't naughty, I was a good boy but I didn't get any presents."
It generated a huge response from the Teesside public who sent Alfie's story viral on an outpouring of festive love and helped Middlesbrough Council recruit an extra 23 foster carers this year.
Thankfully a foster carer is available for Alfie this year. And Santa will come.
But while Alfie's life is now heading slowly but surely in a positive and hopeful direction, many, many more foster carers are still needed to help Middlesbrough children of all ages, backgrounds and with different complexities of needs.
To show the difference foster carers can make, a new video updating the Teesside public on Alfie's journey over the last 12 months highlights the relationship he has with his foster carers Emily and Antony.
In it he says: "I like school. Emily is really helping me with my reading. She is really funny and makes silly voices for the characters.
"I have been trying really hard at school. Do you think Father Christmas will come this year Emily? Will he know I live in Middlesbrough again now and I have another family?"
Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston said: "Alfie's story is typical of the issues our children's services teams work with every day.
"Loads of big-hearted people came forward last year - after hearing about Alfie's plight - wanting to help kids like him.
"Fostering is a beautiful thing to do and I have huge respect for the fosterers who help change kids' lives. Anyone who's interested in helping kids like Alfie should visit the website or give us a call - we'd love to hear from you!
"There's absolutely no pressure but there is the possibility you could change your own life and so many others for the better."