December 18, 2015 10:44 AM EST

’Tis the season when older men with white beards may get confused for Santa Claus.

Robert Riley of Zanesville, Ohio, is making headlines for uploading a video to Facebook from the Walmart in Hurricane, West Virginia that shows his daughter Sophie Jo walking up to a man with a white beard who was wearing a red sweater to see if he was Santa.

The older person seemed flattered, and so he got down on one knee and asked, “Have you been a good girl this year?”, before asking her about her plans for Christmas.

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