The Christmas Commercial That's Breaking the Internet's Heart

German supermarket chain EDEKA has released a Christmas ad that’s gone viral on social media. The commerical, which is a minute and 46 seconds long, features an elderly man receiving a letter from his daughter that she won’t be able to make it for a Christmas visit. So, the man is forced to celebrate alone, preparing a lonely-looking meal for himself. A year appears to pass and it’s time for Christmas once again. But the ad takes a dark turn: the elderly man has apparently passed away. The scene cuts to a hospital and the shocked faces of his daughters. Dressed in black, the man’s family gather together to mourn their loss. Only there’s a twist—and you’ll have to watch it to the end to find out. 42 million people have viewed the video already since it was posted at the end of November.

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