In Case You Missed It: Airline gives passengers Christmas miracle, and presents

All the credit to WestJet, a Canadian Airline, for providing travelers a real Christmas miracle.

Yes, it is a marketing ploy, but it’ll most certainly get you into the spirit of giving.

WestJet set up large, oversized presents in airports in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Travelers on two Calgary-bound flights were encouraged to scan their boarding passes. Then, on a screen, popped up Santa Claus, strangely dressed in purple.

The guests, young and old, were addressed by name, which is a little creepy (Big Brother? I guess Santa would know their names), and then asked what they wanted for Christmas. As you can imagine, all 250 passengers had something on their list, from big-screen TVs to tablets to Thomas the Tank Engine.

One guy even asked for socks and underwear. Where’s your creativity, man!

Yes, it was something fun to do while they waited to board their plane, but I’d almost guarantee not one expected what happened next.

After landing, they all went to the luggage carousel where, instead of their luggage, wrapped presents began trickling out. Each present bore the name of a traveler or travelers.

Astonished faces, excited cheers and plenty of tears were shared around that carousel.

Awesome work, purple Santa, and your 175 volunteer “elves.”

And yes, the dude got his socks and underwear. I bet he’s kicking himself now.

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