Ok, you know those people who are moved to tears by hallmark commercials?...
Let me say right now that I am not one of those people.
And yet, every time I see this Target commercial I get a little misty eyed. It's just so freaking adorable. It's an amazing look at a family who loves one another and has fun together. I think it makes me emotional because it is a reminder of the important role our families have and why the family unit of one man and one woman, is so essential. Not to mention the fact that it totally makes me appreciate my family even more and it makes me want to settle down and start a family of my own.
In different seasons of our lives we some times wonder about why we are here or if life has some deeper meaning. But deep down I think we all know that we are hear to love and be loved.
Another amazing thing about this ad is that the fun activities are based around the home. Only one of the activities is not at home, when the kids are playing soccer. It's so easy to get caught up in "join this group", "sign up for this league", "make sure the kids are involved in x, y and z and they will grow up to be successful adults". But honestly, all kids really need is their parents to spend time with them.
Note: They are a married couple. I noticed the wife is wearing a wedding ring in the poker table scene.
Thank you, Target.
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