I’ve seen a lot of sob-worthy commercials in my day. From cute puppies reunited with their owners to a mother holding her child for the first time, it doesn’t take a lot to get the tears flowing. Many a Thai life insurance ad has left me weeping inconsolably — and I know I’m not alone. Some commercials just really know how to hit you right in the feels — and now, there’s a new one that has us busting out the tissue boxes.
In a new spot for Extra gum, we learn the story of two classmates in high school, Sarah and Juan, who are destined to be together forever. From the first time they lock eyes to their first kiss in the front seat of his car, we watch the evolution of their relationship from teenage-hood into young adulthood — and it’s probably one of the sweetest things we’ve ever seen. We see the pair go to prom and have their first fight; and how they cope when distance forces them apart. During each moment, Sarah offers Juan a piece of gum; and after, Juan is seen scribbling something on the wrappers.
It’s only at the end that it’s revealed Juan has been drawing tiny illustrations of these beautiful moments they’ve shared. You can probably guess what happens next — but we won’t spoil it for you anyway.
People are getting all kinds of emotional about the commercial, and rightfully so. It’s an unbelievably sweet premise and the pair have excellent chemistry. Who says romance is dead? Not Extra gum. Plus, maybe it’ll give you some ideas for how to surprise your partner with something sweet.
Check it out for yourself below!
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