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Hopewell 5-year-old meets social media star JoJo Siwa and Santa

JoJo and Ainarah
Posted at 9:15 PM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 21:15:36-05

HOPEWELL, Va. -- A Hopewell girl’s wish came true just in time for the holidays after getting a surprise virtual visit from her idol, singer and actress JoJo Siwa.

5-year-old Ainarah is diagnosed with neuromuscular disorder, and Make-A-Wish Greater Richmond partnered with Macy's South Park and Nickelodeon to give her a virtual wish party experience to meet and chat with the star.

"I want you to remember how awesome and amazing you are," Siwa told Ainarah.

In the private video call, the two chatted about music and fashion and even wrote letters to Santa, who also popped in for a special message for Ainarah.

"Although this has been a very different year, there's one thing Ainarah, that will never much Santa loves you," he said.

As an added surprise, Ainarah, her family and JoJo were also gifted matching family holiday pajamas and Believe bracelets.