HONORABLE MENTION: JAKE MAY, THE FLINT JOURNAL Caption: Santa Claus, portrayed by Montrose resident Dale Nowak, smiles as he holds 6-week-old Smith Sparks, left, and his twin brother Sullivan, both of Davison, as he visits with 25 prematurely-born infants too small to leave the hospital and their families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at Hurley Medical Center in Flint. "It's just nice to bring joy to everybody's heart, especially the moms," said Now, who has portrayed St. Nick for the past 30 years. "I know it's got to be a stressful time of year for them, with the babies here, so as long as I can bring a little smile to their faces ... it's such a blessing to be part of their very little lives here." Amy Sparks, the twins' mother, said she hopes to have the boys home before Christmas. "(This) is just a nice way to try to celebrate the holidays," she said.