Ah. GOOD NEWS. It’s out there. Harder to find than the heartbreaking stories that seem to blanket our media streams? Yes. But don’t give up. There is a lot of GOOD NEWS in this world. Even if we do have to dig a little deeper to find it.
Every once in a while, I’ll highlight an article I find that focuses on GOOD NEWS. This column is called Good News Tuesday.
Please spread the word.
Today’s entry comes to us from the viral interwebs - particularly Ralphie Aversa of Yahoo News.
If you haven’t seen this video yet, prepare to get all goose-bumpy and teary-eyed.
The Canadian company WestJet has many believing in Christmas miracles after a video showcasing the airline’s generosity (and marketing savvy) went viral. In the five-and-a-half-minute piece, “Virtual Santa” asked unsuspecting Calgary-bound passengers what they would like for Christmas. The customers then boarded their flights from Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario
According to WestJet’s blog, a group of 175 volunteers helped grant more than 250 guests their Christmas wishes. “Santa’s helpers” scrambled to Best Buy, local malls, and department stores to purchase everything from socks and underwear to a flat-screen TV.
Nice going, Canada. This totally makes up for The Beibs.