‘Esme on the Shelf’ is going viral on social media

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CALIFORNIA — One of Santa’s newest helpers, Esme, is quickly going viral thanks to social media.

The 9-month-old was transformed into “The Elf on the Shelf” by her mother, Gabi Cope, and is now getting into mischief while spreading holiday cheer.

According to “The Elf on the Shelf” story, the elves act as scouts for Santa Claus. They appear in a different locations each day and cause a little bit of mischief before reporting back to Santa.

Cope’s “Esme on the Shelf” reportedly loves having a bit of fun as well.

“She typically enjoys it but the hat is not her favorite,” ABC reported Cope as saying. “She now knows how to yank it off so we wait to put that on until we are ready to snap the picture.”

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