Let’s be clear, this is an ad trying to get you to buy a soft drink.
It’s also an ad with a message of hope and reaching out to other people in the spirit of friendship and caring.
As we mourn the loss of so many in the past days to senseless violence, let us vow to do what we can to help each other. To erase the “us vs them” mentality from our hearts and minds. To live with charity, positive action and kindness. To never, ever NOT EVER read the comment section of a news article.
So gather ’round kids, because we are all in this together. We can be better.
Administrative notes: This ad is called “Hilltop” and first aired in 1971. It was reprise for the 1991 Super Bowl with the original singers being joined by their children. It is considered by we ad nerds to be one of the best commercials ever created and Don Draper of Mad Men had no part in its development.