Santa harnesses the power of social media to help write back to well wisher

UPDATE: We've heard from Michael and have his address! Thanks to all who helped out!
Image Credit: Twitter/Canada Post

A 10-year-old boy will hear back from Santa thanks to a plea on social media for his address.

Canada Post put out some online feelers after it received a letter from 10-year-old Michael Johnson, apparently from southwest Ontario.

The post office says the boy didn't put a return address on his letter, which came with a package of hot chocolate.

Canada Post put a picture of the letter on Twitter and Facebook on Friday accompanied by an appeal for Michael and his family to get in touch.

A few hours later the post office tweeted that it had heard from Michael and got his address.

Canada Post says it expects more than 1.5 million letters to be mailed to Santa this Christmas and it has a team of "postal elves" busy at work to make sure the man in the red suit's replies are sent in time for Christmas.

The post office used this case to remind those wanting to send their Christmas wishes to Santa to properly address the envelope.

"Golden rule of writing to Santa: Always include a return address! The elves need it!" read the post office's note on Facebook.


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