Can’t Get Home For the Holidays? This Guy Can Help

Can’t Get Home For the Holidays? This Guy Can Help

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Peter Shankman knows what it’s like to be away from his family – that’s why he’s making sure that others will be home for Christmas as well.

The American entrepreneur travels a lot for work-related ventures, allowing him to stock up on frequent flyer miles along the way. This year in particular, Shankman says he broke his previous record by flying a total of 350,000 miles. For comparison, he states that the moon is 238,000 miles away.

That’s why he’s using Imgur, an online image-sharing website, to host an air miles donation offer. Users can post their stories and why they want to go home for the holidays – then, fellow users can up vote or down vote on the comment. Whichever stories have the most upvoted approval, they get the miles.

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“After I gave away miles last year, Imgur reached out to thank me, which I thought was super cool,” wrote Shankman. “But again this year, even after giving away my miles to my assistant, my friends, and my family, I have a lot of miles left over.”

“I’d like to send at least two, (hopefully three or four or more) Imgurians home for the holidays this year, because I like making people smile.”

If fellow users also have some stockpiled miles to spare, they can join forces with the charismatic corporate speaker and donate them to the cause. The post has already been viewed over 800,000 times.

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