Secret Santa buys A&W for stranded truck drivers in Canada
Some truck drivers in B.C. experienced a bit of holiday magic over the weekend as they waited out some inclement weather.
When a huge snowstorm closed a portion of Highway 3 in southern B.C., a number of big rig drivers were left stuck near the tiny town of Princeton late Friday night.
Many of them ended up at one of the only restaurants in the area, an A&W;, as they bided their time until the snow passed.
But a frustrating night turned into a good one when they discovered that a mysterious stranger had already paid for all of their meals.
stuck in princeton, bc until the highway opens but want to give a HUGE shoutout to the person that paid for any and every truck driver stuck here to get a free meal at A&W;!!!! 😁 @globalnews @CTVVancouver @DriveBC @TranBC @ pic.twitter.com/q0EwrK4jSy— Marc (@TheRealMarcHerr) December 21, 2019
A local man had apparently came and purchased a $200 A&W; gift card when he heard about the trapped truckers, telling staff at the fast food restaurant to use the card toward the meal of any truck driver who came in from the cold.
Around 40 truck drivers ended up at the restaurant over the course of Friday night and into Saturday morning when the highway finally re-opened, according to Global News.
The drivers were not able to identify the thoughtful resident to thank him, but I'd like to think it was a heavy-set, white-bearded man in a red suit.
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