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Airline, Santa work together to surprise travelers with Christmas wishes

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WestJet airlines (and Santa) surprised travelers with a "miracle Christmas" (Source: YouTube.com) WestJet airlines (and Santa) surprised travelers with a "miracle Christmas" (Source: YouTube.com)
WestJet airlines (and Santa) surprised travelers with a "miracle Christmas" (Source: YouTube.com) WestJet airlines (and Santa) surprised travelers with a "miracle Christmas" (Source: YouTube.com)
CALGARY, Canada (WBTV) -

A Canadian-based airline is going viral after it teamed up with Santa to help provide travelers with their Christmas wishes.

In a video entitled "WestJet Christmas Miracle: real-time giving," the airline shows how it hatched a plan to show what "giving looked like at its best."

"With the help of 175 WestJet volunteers, three airports and Santa himself, we made a Christmas miracle happen for more than 250 guests on two Calgary-bound flights," airline officials said.

The airline set up a screen so that travelers could talk with Santa and tell him what they wanted for Christmas.

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Once they were on the plane. volunteers scrambled to the stores to buy all the presents guests had said.

"We know that Santa has a very busy schedule at this time of year, and can't be everywhere," employee Greg Plata said. "So we did what WestJetters do best, and helped him spread some Christmas magic to our guests."

During the big unveil, Santa surprised travelers at the baggage claim in Calgary, with all of their presents wrapped and ready to go home.

Tears, smiles and hugs were delivered all around. Watch the WestJet "Christmas miracle" video, but make sure you have a few tissues handy, though.

The video, which was posted on YouTube on Sunday, already has more than 7.5 million views.

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