Cape Breton radio station surprises loyal Hong Kong listener with lobster lunch
A Maritimer living in Hong Kong recently got a taste of home after a Cape Breton radio station went the extra mile to make a special delivery to a loyal listener.
Glace Bay native Carolyn Andrews has been teaching in Hong Kong for more than 20 years but listens to Sydney-based 101.9 The Giant every day at her school.
The radio station recently held a contest in which it would deliver lunch to a loyal listener once a week.
The radio hosts were surprised when they received an email from a woman in Hong Kong, saying they listened to The Giant at her school, and asking if they would deliver lunch to her and her fellow teachers.
“It’s always tempting to say, ‘Oh, we can’t,’ but sometimes if you just say, ‘Maybe we can,’ then something cool can happen,” said radio host Rob Calabrese.
As luck would have it, a friend who works for Louisbourg Seafoods Ltd. was planning a trip to Hong Kong anyway, and offered to surprise Andrews with some lobster sandwiches.
He transported the Maritime lobsters and set to work in his Hong Kong hotel room, assembling 20 tasty sandwiches for Andrews and her co-workers.
She was stunned when he walked in her office carrying bags of lobster sandwiches and the exciting delivery was caught on camera.
“Get out of here! This is hilarious!” exclaims a wide-eyed Andrews in the video, which has racked up more than 33,000 views on Facebook.
“The look on her face, the knee-slapping and the laughing, oh she was so excited, it made the whole thing worth it,” said radio host Stephanie MacPhee. “Cape Breton love, it spreads all over the world.”
“This is by far the funniest thing that’s ever happened to me and the most amazing, and I’ve had three children, so don’t tell them that!” Andrews later joked during a phone call with the radio hosts.
“I cannot believe you guys did this. You just made my year.”
With files from CTV Atlantic's Ryan MacDonald