“I want to remember kids who are not in a house — I think this is really important this year — that kids that don’t have a voice get heard and I think I have a role in that.
Ryan added: “The current crisis bothers me, it upsets me. I think that this is the toy show, this is a happy story, but I don’t think we should let the opportunity go by not to mention what is happening for a lot of children around the country. I get a great kick out of being the Toyman and if you are going to be the toy man you are going to be the toy man for all children, not just the lucky ones.”
“This year is about saying: We hear you, we know you are there and we are going to fight for you if we can. I think the difficulty is if we ignore it, we forget them and I don’t want to ignore them. I don’t know if we can do anything about it but I can’t ignore it. It is too sad.