This year you can book your Valentine a FaceTime with an Alpaca

Photo: JW Marriott El Convento Cusco

Instead of going the traditional route of getting your special someone flowers or chocolate for Valentine’s Day this year, you could get a cuddly baby alpaca to FaceTime them to deliver a special message from you. This alpaca is named Panchita and comes from the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco in Peru, where he’s become a famous face for the hotel and its residents. Employees of the hotel want to allow people from all over the world to use Panchita to send “alpaca-grams” to their Valentines this year by booking a FaceTime message to be sent from Panchita through

The website asks you to write down the name and phone number of who you want to send this to along with a specialized message for them that Panchita is going to give during their FaceTime. The gift is actually completely free to book and is only available for people who are 18 years or older.

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