A heartwarming holiday video involving Santa and WestJet passengers has gone viral.
WestJet Christmas Miracle: real-time giving was posted by the company on YouTube Sunday and in one day had accumulated almost 300,000 views.
In the video, WestJet staff install a booth at Pearson Airport and John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport where WestJet passengers heading to Calgary were asked to share their Christmas wish with a ‘virtual’ Santa.
Requests ranged in lavishness from “socks and underwear” to a “really big TV.”
What passengers don’t know is that their requests were recorded and their gifts would be waiting for them upon arrival.
The video then shows WestJet staff rushing from store to store to ensure everyone got what they asked for before a wrapping frenzy ensues.
The gifts are then delivered one by one down the baggage carrier to shocked and delighted passengers.
The video has garnered praise on social media in Canada and the United States.
Hamilton Airport officials thanked WestJet for the opportunity to be a part of the video in a statement on their website.
“We would like to thank WestJet for including Hamilton International in such a meaningful project that truly demonstrates the beauty of the holidays,” the statement read. “Way to shine some light this Holiday Season and bring a bit of Christmas cheer to your guests!”
This is not the first time a holiday video by WestJet has gone viral. Last year their view of elf flash mobs entertaining passengers waiting for red-eye flights garnered over 450,000 views.