WestJet's "Christmas Miracle" Highlights The Importance Of Giving During These Unprecedented Times

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WestJet's 2020 "Christmas Miracle" hopes to inspire others to donate to people in need (Credit: WestJet.com)

Canada's WestJet Airlines is famous for its annual "Christmas Miracle" videos. In the past, the heartwarming footage has shown the airline's employees surprising a few, unsuspecting families with extravagant gifts, ranging from iPods to vacations to diamond rings. While the 2020 "Christmas Miracle" did not involve any fancy presents, it is equally uplifting and much more far-reaching.

The poignant video shows employees creating care packages with essentials like blankets, personal protective equipment, food and hot meals, as well as gifts for seniors and children, and loading them onto aircraft and delivery vehicles. Upon reaching their respective destinations, WestJetters, donned in the company's iconic blue Santa hats, deliver the carefully wrapped boxes to charities, healthcare facilities, and frontline workers to share the holiday spirit. The company hopes this year's "Christmas Miracle" will encourage people worldwide to donate generously to those in need during these difficult times.

WestJet delivered over 1.3 million essential items to those in need (Credit: WestJet/YouTube screen capture)

"Even though we may be apart, by giving together, we can inspire new traditions and uplift spirits during these challenging times," said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. "Throughout the pandemic, Canadians have been stepping up for each other, and this holiday season, we encourage everyone to celebrate the spirit of Christmas by giving from the heart and supporting local organizations with acts of care."

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Stay safe and healthy!

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232 Comments
  • savagelove
    savageloveThursday, May 13, 2021 at 8:47 am
    soooo NICE
    • mal_1530
      mal_1530Friday, March 12, 2021 at 7:43 am
      They’er so kind!❤️
      • c01e
        c01eTuesday, March 9, 2021 at 6:31 am
        Such a SWEET Season Of Giving!
        • cobracam
          cobracamFriday, March 5, 2021 at 10:42 am
          awwwww that is so sweet sharing is caring
          • gold3nglare
            gold3nglareThursday, March 11, 2021 at 6:27 am
            lol. I forgot about the "sharing is caring" rule lol
          • bluemidnight
            bluemidnightWednesday, March 3, 2021 at 10:02 am
            I feel like everybody should give to each other.
            • meepman
              meepmanMonday, March 1, 2021 at 10:16 am
              i feel difrent watching this i know its juts a video but its so nice to see tose people who really need that stuff getit and also hard work was put in just for these people thats how yopu know that we care for the world and the people onit
              • heavengirl
                heavengirlFriday, February 12, 2021 at 10:07 am
                wow i am a amarican this warms my heart;]
                • crazber
                  crazberFriday, February 5, 2021 at 8:50 am
                  This is really sweet. I’m glad there are people like this in the world.
                  • erincs2010
                    erincs2010Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 5:13 am
                    Can we just celebrate this all year long !?!?!?
                    • himikotoga
                      himikotogaTuesday, January 19, 2021 at 12:18 pm
                      aw so sweet!