Wouldn’t it be great if everyone decided that rather than always focusing on themselves, they could bring a little happiness to others by doing something a little unexpected and spontaneous?

August was an exciting month for our friends at Coca-Cola New Zealand. They brought unexpected moments of happiness to Wellington and Whakapapa by installing swing sets in a couple of locations – and who doesn’t love to be on the swings, with the breeze in their hair?

As the sun was rising in Whakapapa ski field the first skiers and boarders of the day started to come up the mountain on the chair lifts. You could see them peering down with surprise, and they couldn't help but come over and check out the Coca-Cola swings. 

It was a glorious day in the snow, and the NZ team had an amazing backdrop of the snowy mountains and beautiful countryside. As the day went on they saw countless reactions and happiness shared that was just priceless.

The double swings allowed people to share the moment with their friends and in some cases, total strangers. There was a lot of laughter and happiness shared on the slopes, although the highlight would have to be a very special moment of happiness shared – we had a wedding proposal on the swing set!

In Wellington the swings were set up on a  gloomy Monday morning in the city centre. Peak time was in the afternoon – the swings were totally unexpected for those passing by. Swinging was probably the last thing they expected to be doing on their way home from work!

It was a great way to inject a little happiness into anyone’s Monday evening.