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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  • 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.
        • meganplaysfanio
          meganplaysfanioTuesday, January 26, 2021 at 5:13 am
          Can we just celebrate this all year long !?!?!?
          • himikotoga_dabi
            himikotoga_dabiTuesday, January 19, 2021 at 12:18 pm
            aw so sweet!
            • thepenguingirl
              thepenguingirlSaturday, January 16, 2021 at 4:28 pm
              ye yes yes all we need to have great days
              • meepman
                meepmanMonday, March 1, 2021 at 10:18 am
                in like that you think that
              • serenejsmooth
                serenejsmoothFriday, January 15, 2021 at 7:01 am
                This is a for a great purpose, good job Westjet, and merry christmas!
                • llcrazylazyll
                  llcrazylazyllWednesday, February 3, 2021 at 9:51 am
                  yes good job westjet
                • kurz
                  kurzFriday, January 15, 2021 at 5:25 am
                  • trinitrotoluine
                    trinitrotoluineThursday, January 14, 2021 at 10:53 am
                    so kind of them
                    • wolfomg72738
                      wolfomg72738Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 8:51 am
                      So sweet thank you so much, Westjet for donating and giving to people who need it most. merry Christmas and happy new year