The heartbreaking Advert is based on the real-life story of a Google employee’s 85-year-old grandfather… and it will leave you in tears!
Global (5 February 2020) – Google’s Super Bowl Advert this year will leave you sobbing.
And the simple story of loss, heartbreak and remembrance has already had 15 million more views than their 2019 Super Bowl advert.
Titled “Loretta,” an elderly man tells his Google Assistant details he remembers about his wife – from hating his moustache to the way she snorted when she laughed. In the end, Google recites all of the things the man had asked the device to remember including that Loretta always said, “don’t miss me too much and get out of the dang house.”
The Advert closes out with the man saying, “remember I’m the luckiest man in the world.”
Turns out, the heartbreaking Advert was actually based on the real-life story of a Google employee’s 85-year-old grandfather, according to a statement Chief Marketing Officer Lorraine Twohill released. What’s more, the voice in the video is the man the Ad was first inspired by.
“At 85, to an audience of millions, he’ll be making his film debut,” Lorraine Twohill, Google’s chief marketing officer, said in a statement.
“We couldn’t be happier for him.”
Twohill explained this year’s ad is similar to Google’s very first Super Bowl ad, titled “Parisian Love,” which aired in 2010. It showed an American man finding love in Paris, and what he searched to make it happen. That ad was also based on a true story.
Watch the video below, but get all the tissues ready: