On July 25, TD Bank in Canada turned its ATMs into "Automated Thanking Machines," giving some of their regular customers a life-changing surprise.
For its #TDThanksYou surprise, the bank gave a $20 bill to every customer in more than 1,000 banks across Canada on July 25.
Four branches in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver set up the special Automated Thanking Machine, which gave customers money, flowers, and gifts.
The bank also pre-selected more than a dozen regular customers at its local branches whom the bank knew would be "particularly delighted by a special experience," Chris Stamper, SVP corporate marketing at TD Bank Group, told BuzzFeed in an email. "Our local branch employees know their customers really well and often have close relationships with them. Some have been through tough times and some are just wonderfully kind and caring people."
The bank asked these customers to come in to "test out a new ATM."
"They had no idea what was in store," Stamper said.