Six-year-old Andrick Yahir played in a water fountain enjoying his Semana Santa holidays when a reporter from a local news channel approached him and asked him: “What do you like to do during the holidays?”, To which he replied: “make sandcastles”.
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The reporter asked him if he had already gone to the beach, but the boy answered “no”.
“And how do you make sandcastles?” They asked again. “Only in my dreams”
This moment became viral on social media after being uploaded to Twitter by the reporter, and that’s how the tweet went viral with over 1,800 retweets and more than 7,000 likes.
The response was massive, even from Mexican tourism companies, and the first to sign up was the company Viva Aerobus. Then different offers from business made it possible for Andrick to visit the beaches of Mazatlan, Ixtapa, and other destinations.
During the television program Es Show, Ernesto Chavana gave the prize to Andrick Yahir: an all-paid trip to Puerto Vallarta, where he could finally get to know the beach and build those sandcastles he only made in his dreams.
From May 3 to 6, Andrick Yahir fulfilled his dream with his parents and his older brother, thanks to different companies such as Multimedios (Es Show), Viva Aerobus, the Board of Trustees of Puerto Vallarta, the Ministry of Tourism of Nuevo León, Tourism Trust of Puerto Vallarta and Hacienda Buenaventura Hotel.
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The companies covered the costs of transportation, luggage, lodging and food, showed daily how Andrick enjoyed the beach to the fullest.
On Twitter, the official account of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust was one of the first to show Andrick’s adventure:
Ahora si Andrick a disfrutar con tu familia de #PuertoVallarta.
Sabemos que ya estás feliz desde que volaste con @VivaAerobus. @buenaventurahtl @multimediostv y @vallarta_advent tienen #ElPlanEnPuerto para tí y los tuyos! ☀️🌊🏖️#Bienvenidos pic.twitter.com/eLlwCcBxGi
— Puerto Vallarta (@PuertoVallarta) May 3, 2019
Fué un segundo día lleno de sol, playa y muchas aventuras en #PuertoVallarta para el pequeño Andrick y su familia.
¡Los sueños SI se cumplen! @vallarta_advent @VivaAerobus @buenaventurahtl @multimediostv 🙌👏 pic.twitter.com/4KB5OIjxPJ
— Puerto Vallarta (@PuertoVallarta) May 5, 2019