Editorial Exchange: 'Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good Flight'

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Editorial Exchange: 'Merry Christmas to all and to all a good flight'

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An editorial from the Summerside Journal-Pioneer, published Dec. 10:

One of the most heart-warming aspects of the Christmas season is witnessing people take the time to make other people happy.

A great example of that spirit of giving was circulating around social networks Tuesday - "The Westjet Christmas Miracle."

This Westjet holiday video chronicled a unique company giveaway that has gone viral.

Nineteen hidden cameras captured guests of all ages at Toronto and Hamilton International Airports confiding their Christmas wishes to a virtual Santa Claus while waiting to board flights to Calgary. Imagine the surprise of those passengers when the buzzer went off at the baggage carousel at the end of their journey and instead of luggage, it spit out wrapped Christmas gifts - the gifts they had asked for merely hours before.

And there was the blue clad Santa and Westjet staff volunteers to take the hugs and the expressions of gratitude from their astonished guests.

The YouTube video shows the passengers' reactions with tears, disbelief, shock and laughter. One young fellow opens an Android tablet and shouts, "No way!"

It's the reactions from the passengers as well as the staff watching nearby, that stirs the emotions of the viewer. …