Here is a story that may or may not have some truth to it.
You can decide for yourself.
I think that maybe once upon a time I saw an elf
He seemed quite real and somewhat shy like I am myself
Seemed he wanted to get to know me and was unsure how to proceed
Maybe imagination and the bit of drink I had made me think so
Sadly, a fat man in a red suit called to him and said they had to go