Holiday travel can be very stressful with crowded airports, canceled or delayed flights, and lost luggage that just so happened to have everyone's gifts in it. For many travelers, it would be nothing short of a miracle to have their travel time go off without a hitch. Well, more than 250 guests on two Calgary-bound flights have seen that miracles really do happen as WestJet airlines and studio m made Christmas wishes come true. The entire heartwarming event was captured by hidden cameras and shared by WestJet's Sponsorship Team Lead, Greg Plata on Dec. 9, 2013.
Prior to boarding, unsuspecting passengers giggled when Santa Claus appeared for a video-chat, called them by name and asked them what they wanted for Christmas. Men, women and kids all answered him and proceeded to their flights.
As passengers made their way to Calgary, 175 WestJet volunteers sprang into action to grant these wishes. The gifts were bought, wrapped and delivered to the airport before the travelers landed. What happened next is what Christmas is really all about.
Three months of brainstorming and planning by WestJet and studio m was about to pay off. Standing by the baggage carousel waiting for their luggage to arrive, Christmas music began to play as snow fell on weary travelers once again bringing smiles to their faces. The belt began to move, but instead of their luggage coming around to them, gifts did. As they stood there in shock, they slowly began to realize that Santa Claus had granted their wishes, from choo-choo trains, iPads, phones and a flat screen TV to socks and underwear.
The video has gone viral on You Tube with over one million views, now if we could just get that many people to make Christmas miracles happen for others.
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