Tuesday, November 20th, 2007
Three Reality Check Videos for Thanksgiving
The following three videos are tearjerkers, striking at the heart of what it means to be a parent. They are actually poorly subtitled commercials for a Thai life insurance company, but they’ll give me pause this Thanksgiving.
After starting a video, keep your mouse pointer off the display so that Youtube’s annoying video selector widget doesn’t obscure the captions.
My Girl: “From the first time I saw her, I promised to myself that I’ll love her and take care of her forever.”
Daddy: “A woman asked me to deliver her child before the due date.”
My Son: “I wish I had more time so I can tell my son that I love him with all my heart.”
And here are three extra videos by the same company along similar themes, worthwhile if you enjoyed the first three videos.
Grandma: “Only a miracle could make her play piano again.”
Grandpa: “Can you figure out the reason an 86-year-old man wakes up early every morning [...] to walk from his home about 10 miles to play a song on the hill?”
Marry Me: “A girl who should only know happiness suffered from the final stages of leukemia.”