For many grandparents, the holidays are the highlight of the year, as they finally get the opportunity to spend quality time with their children and grandchildren. Yet for those who are left alone and forgotten, it can be the saddest time.
A German supermarket chain, Edeka, has touched the hearts of millions with their Christmas commercial, which focuses on a lonely grandpa who goes to extreme measures to see his family over the holidays.
In the video, this grandpa is shown year after year as he sits all alone on Christmas at his dining room table with the meal he prepared for his absent family. Each year he hopes his children and grandchildren will visit him for the holidays, but he finds out this year will be just like the last. The old man’s daughter calls and leaves a message breaking the news that they wouldn’t make it home for Christmas.”I just wanted to call and let you know that we can’t make it for Christmas this year. We’ll try again next year. It’ll work out, I promise. Merry Christmas Daddy,” she says.
The old man decides to fake his death, and his children are visibly shocked and full of regret upon hearing the news.
The family finally returns home, but when they enter their father’s house, they’re stunned to see everything lit up and decorated for the holidays. The old man slowly walks out from the kitchen and says, “How else could I have brought you all together?”
Watch the entire video below to see the dramatic way this grandpa managed to get his family to come together for the holidays.
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[Featured image credit: EDEKA]