Shipping a snowman, unrefrigerated, to the desert may have been intended to show off this new insulation wrapping, but it was still seriously cool...and really exciting for the kids on the other end.

When Panasonic got a Facebook message from a girl in Bahrain who wanted her brother to see snow, they decided to ship the kids a 70-quart snowman. Frosty, wrapped only in the new U-Vacua insulation, traveled 5,314 and 40 hours from Japan and arrived in good shape, to the delight of the adorable assembled kids.

Video: Panasonic Ships A Snowman 8,000 Kilometers To The Desert, In A Cardboard Box [PopSci]