BOISE -- If you went to first Thursday last week in downtown Boise, you may have had a Buddy the Elf sighting.

It seems Buddy was spotted all over the place, handing out candy canes and spreading Christmas cheer.

Dave Kewley of Boise dressed up as Buddy and had a blast last week at first Thursday. He works at Micron for his day job.

Kewley actually owns the Buddy suit and those curls of his? Those are the real deal!