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.”

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5 Responses to “Three Reality Check Videos for Thanksgiving”

  1. airwick says:

    wow … such powerful filmmaking in such a small package … just wow … and thanks …

    November 20th, 2007 at 3:59 am

  2. Kevin says:

    Videos that should hit any parent deeply.

    November 20th, 2007 at 10:55 am

  3. Chief Family Officer says:


    November 20th, 2007 at 7:36 pm

  4. Don says:

    I’m crying like a baby after watching that third video!

    November 23rd, 2007 at 5:15 pm

  5. tina says:

    oh man, i can barely see my keyboard after the third one.

    June 11th, 2008 at 7:51 am

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