Santa’s pizza helper at Talliano’s

Santa's helper, Clyde Oster, volunteers his time each Christmas at Talliano's Pizza.

There’s a volunteer Santa’s helper who’s been charming little pizza eaters at Talliano’s Pizza, 8404 West 13th St., for years.

His name is Clyde Oster, and he’s the best type of Santa’s helper: the type who doesn’t need a fake beard, fake hair or any additional padding.

Talliano’s doesn’t pay him, and he doesn’t accept donations. He just likes making kids smile, say Talliano’s managers, and he poses for photos at no charge.

Santa will be at Talliano’s from 6 to about 7:30 p.m. tonight through Sunday. He’ll also be there this coming Sunday from noon to 2 p.m.┬áStop in for a complimentary ho ho ho.