This moving commercial about Bell’s whisky does more in two minutes than most movies do in two hours. Give it a try. I went in expecting nothing — I mean, it’s a commercial! — and walked away gently holding my heart. It’s definitely better than any commercial that aired during the Super Bowl and probably more heartwarming than some Oscar movies.
Usually commercials that make a play for your heart (and maybe your tears and then your dollars) are so obvious in what they’re doing that you get desensitised immediately. Like being repeatedly smacked with a heavy hand, you lose feeling for stuff after a while. This spot by Bell’s whiskey spotted by Digg does a great job avoiding that.