The Canadian airline WestJet recently set up a “virtual Santa” station at two different airports, where passengers and their kids could talk to a video screen and tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas.
When they landed and got to the baggage claim, the presents came out on the conveyor belt, wrapped, with their names on them.
While they were in the air, the airline had gotten 150 volunteers to go from store to store and actually buy the stuff people asked for!
And some of the presents were awesome! One kid got an Android tablet, several people got flights home for the holidays, and one family got a 50-inch big screen TV.
Of course, people didn’t realize they’d actually be getting what they asked for, so one guy asked for socks and underwear, and that’s exactly what he got. Still, he seemed pretty happy with it.
The airline set up a bunch of hidden cameras, and made this video of their heartwarming holiday stunt:
Photo: YouTube screen capture