VidDay brings people together from across the world — including those hovering 200 miles above in the International Space Station.
With the help of Luther star Idris Elba, Canada's astronaut-hero Chris Hadfield, and many others, one astronaut was able to celebrate the holidays with their friends, family, and idols in space.
"You'd be surprised to know it's my first time in space. Your story really inspired me because I'm a big dreamer as well, and I wouldn't be where I am if it wasn't for the dream." Idris Elba said in a video message.
"You wouldn't be where you are if it wasn't for your big dreaming — and that's what people need to hear. A story like that."
"We were incredibly excited and warmed to connect an astronaut with their family along with a few surprise appearances," said VidDay CEO Rossel Sabourin. “Watching this astronaut’s reaction reminds us why we do what we do.”
The pandemic has made us find new ways to connect. Astronauts are living their dreams — but they're facing the shared challenge of connecting and celebrating with loved ones.
Space might be the farthest place we’ve seen VidDay travel to, but some of our other favorites have come from people:
Scuba diving in the sea
Free falling while skydiving
On a mountain peak
Wherever your loved ones are, it’s important to celebrate with them.