Kind Newfoundland Strangers Host Stranded Airline Passengers for Christmas Dinner
Newfoundland, Canadian kindness is already legendary
Newfoundland is an island off the northeastern coast of Canada known for its kindness.
The story of how Newfoundlanders hosted stranded airline passengers after 9/11 has been turned into the magnificent Broadway musical, “Come From Away.”
Here’s a good story, if the producers are looking to produce a sequel.
Karen KayCee shared her own Christmas miracle story on Facebook. How she was on a flight from Toronto to St. John’s on Christmas Eve.
Bad weather made them land in Deer Lake, Newfoundland where they were put up for the night at the local Holiday Inn Express.
All hands on deck
That’s when the “All hands on deck” alert went out to the town.
Snow told the CBC, “Within 30 minutes we had sandwiches and cookies.Within 45 minutes to an hour, we had leftover turkey dinner and gravy.”
Just the beginning of the kindness
Passenger David Power said the kindness didn’t end with the feast.
“When we finished eating, they said as soon as you’re ready, let us know and we’ll take you to the airport. So my wife and I got our bags and came out to the front of the hotel to find a long line of cars.”
Salvation Army employee Brian Snow gave up Christmas with his own family to organize this entire effort.
“It was my best Christmas Day ever. That’s the only way I can put it,” he told the CBC.
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