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This Santa has the best Christmas surprise

By Rediff Get Ahead
December 24, 2020 17:26 IST
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In Thailand, elephants dressed as Santa Claus just made Christmas more memorable for everyone.

Guess what they delivered to kids?

No, not candies or teddies.

In fact, a bunch of elephant trainers guided these cute animals to deliver face masks to kids and passers by as part of a unique annual ritual.

Check out these pictures!

Santa Claus in Thailand delivers face masks ahead of Christmas

IMAGE: Thai elephant trainers dressed as Santa Claus wave to children at the Jirasat Wittaya elementary school in Phra Nakhon si Ayutthaya, Thailand. Photographs: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images

 

Santa Claus in Thailand delivers face masks ahead of Christmas

IMAGE: Each year, elephants from the Royal Elephant Palace in AyuttHaya visit school children before Christmas to hand out presents.

 

Santa Claus in Thailand delivers face masks ahead of Christmas

IMAGE: This year, due to the recent spike in COVID-19 in Thailand, the elephants distributed masks to students and passersby instead of traditional gifts.

Santa Claus in Thailand delivers face masks ahead of Christmas

IMAGE: A young girl picks up a mask safely delivered in a basket.

 

Santa Claus in Thailand delivers face masks ahead of Christmas

IMAGE: It was encouraging to see passersby join the cause.

 

Santa Claus in Thailand delivers face masks ahead of Christmas

IMAGE: It's not every day that you get to see elephants wearing masks. This one calls for a selfie!

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