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Commercials That Got Us Misty, Choked Us Up Or Made Us Cry

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On 12/1/2019 at 5:16 PM, Bastet said:

The adults keep shoving a device in those girls' face instead of interacting with them, yet they're still loving kids who have fun with the dog and then use the technology used to get them out of everyone's hair to make a thoughtful gift for the family.

I think the longer version put everything in context of what the family was dealing with, and the iPad was a bit of distraction in a home that probably didn't have technology (and a grieving, stressed grandparent) where as the short version just looks like they're shoving the iPad in their faces so they don't have to interact.

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3 minutes ago, theredhead77 said:

I think the longer version put everything in context of what the family was dealing with, and the iPad was a bit of distraction in a home that probably didn't have technology (and a grieving, stressed grandparent) where as the short version just looks like they're shoving the iPad in their faces so they don't have to interact.

I watched the long version, and it's all the parents ever do with them.  Yes, everyone is grieving - including those girls - but if I of all people feel sorry for two kids constantly getting told to knock it off when they're just being kids, it's excessive.  Whether they're doing something they actually need to be redirected from, like fighting in the backseat or pushing the light on and off on the airplane, or just existing, they get handed a device and shooed away. 

The grandpa can barely be bothered to say hello to them, and when they move on to the dog, who might actually be as excited to see them as they are to see her/him, they get told to “settle down”.  When they make their own non-electronic fun playing with the dog, all they get is “Make sure you clean that up.”  Why not wait and see if they don’t do it on their own?  They’re constantly herded into another room and handed a screen.  They’re nice enough to ask if grandpa is still sad, and get told to keep busy and not annoy grandpa.  On and on.  They find photos and videos on their own and do this really nice thing for a family that has spent the entire visit excluding them, and finally everyone talks to each other.

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ok, the ET and adult Elliott was nice, I loved the movie, I've seen it a dozen times, probably more, but the IPad commercial got me, or it was the onion I chopped 4 hours ago for pico de gallo, I don't know.

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Yeah, that commercial is incredibly haunting .All that organization's commercials are, really. 

Very powerful and effective, though. 

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17 minutes ago, ellenr33 said:

Oh man the ending of this commercial hit me like a ton of bricks! 

I wonder if the actor playing the girl hiding in the bathroom texting her mom has been in anything else, because she does a hauntingly terrific job conveying her character's breath-holding terror as the door opens and footsteps approach.

That PSA would have got to me any time, but my best friend's niece was recently traumatized by having to flee a school shooting that started just a few yards away from her, so it really socked me in the stomach.

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My heart breaks whenever a school shooting happens but Sandy Hook was one that really really broke my heart. While I always think that shooting someone is no way to deal with bullying or issues at school I can understand what bullying does to you. These kids did nothing to that guy and it didn't help that at that time in my life I was babysitting my nephew who was these kids age! 

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21 minutes ago, Bastet said:

That PSA would have got to me any time, but my best friend's niece was recently traumatized by having to flee a school shooting that started just a few yards away from her, so it really socked me in the stomach.

Oh, my god. I'm so sorry. 

I sincerely hope every single person affected in some way by the Sandy Hook tragedy, from the survivors to the families to the people who had to respond to the scene to the people who prepared the funerals and so on, has been getting all the therapy and other kinds of necessary help, support, and comfort they need. I appreciate them continuing to speak out as they are. 

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8 minutes ago, Annber03 said:

Oh, my god. I'm so sorry. 

I sincerely hope every single person affected in some way by the Sandy Hook tragedy, from the survivors to the families to the people who had to respond to the scene to the people who prepared the funerals and so on, has been getting all the therapy and other kinds of necessary help, support, and comfort they need. I appreciate them continuing to speak out as they are. 

I hope Alex Jones ends up in prison.

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