With all the corruption, mismanagement, incompetence and lying spewing out of Washington these days, it's easy to forget this is the season for good will toward men. This is the one time of year that people are a little nice, a little more forgiving and a little more giving. On occasion, this is the time of year for overwhelming generosity.
WestJet, an airline based in Calgary, Canada, left over 250 airline passengers in Toronto and Hamilton speechless – not from bag fees or lost luggage, but a Christmas surprise beyond imagination. WestJet set up a virtual Santa, via a live feed, who asked various passengers what they would like for Christmas. After the passengers' boarding pass was scanned at a kiosk, the virtual Santa would know each person's name which surprised both adults and children.
The passengers' Christmas wish list included toys, clothes and a request by one couple for a big screen TV. Some requests garnered a few laughs with everyone enjoying the fun. Passengers then departed for their various flights.
While these passengers were flying to their destinations, WestJet volunteers, 175 of them, frantically gathered the gifts passengers requested from Santa – all of them. It was certainly an unimaginable surprise for those passengers.
Watch the video. It will certainly give you something to smile about in a time when there is not much to smile about.