WestJet Airlines Delivers "Christmas Miracle(s)" To The Dominican Republic

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For the last two years, Canada's WestJet Airlines has been spreading holiday cheer by fulfilling the holiday wishes of some lucky passengers. This year, they upped the ante by delivering "Christmas miracles" to the impoverished residents of the Puerto Plata community of Nuevo Renacer in the Dominican Republic.

In order to find out what each resident wanted, in late November, the airline set up a blue sleigh in the middle of the neighborhood. When curious kids and adults climbed aboard, they were prompted to press a button that summoned a jolly Spanish-speaking Santa Claus, who asked what they would like for Christmas. A secret camera installed by WestJet, recorded each request that ranged from a doll house to a new washing machine, and even a horse. Of course, no one expected them to be fulfilled.

The following day, they were all invited to a Christmas party complete with fake snow - a treat for the residents of the tropical country most of whom had never encountered the white stuff before. As they waited in anticipation, twenty WestJet employees rushed out with the gifts the residents had requested from Santa. The fun did not end there - after the presents had been distributed, the revelers all enjoyed their first snow ball fight! And if that wasn't enough, the following day the kids received another surprise from Santa - a brand new playground! Could Christmas get any better?

As to why Santa was dressed in blue instead of his hallmark red? That just happens to be WestJet's corporate color!

cbc.ca, globalnews.ca

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  • wolfy_blue
    wolfy_blue8 months
    This is so sweet!
    • dream_beyond
      dream_beyond8 months
      That is so nice!!!
      • bsc
        bsc8 months
        That was so sweet! These are some of my favorite articles. I loved when the horse came for the man.
        • gold3nglare
          gold3nglare9 months
          This made me tear up! So beautiful! *sniff*... I think I have something in my... *sniff* eye. *Starts bawling*
          • coolkid77
            coolkid77about 1 year
            the horse broke me into tears!😭
            • heyyabout 3 years
              that was so nice;(
              • UNICORN almost 5 years
                THAT WAS SO CUTE
                • anonymousalmost 5 years
                  that is soooooo nice of them.
                  • Anonymousalmost 5 years
                    It was interesting I'm suprised that they were acually able to affored all of that. It was a interesting article.
                    • nice1124about 5 years
                      so coo!!!! love it1!!!!!!!!