An Irish pub, an old man and a little dog: “The best Christmas commercial of the year” – video

“The most beautiful Christmas ad of the year,” he defined it guardian. The ad, which costs just £700 (about €800) and was created by the historic Charlie’s Bar in Enniskillen in Northern Ireland, features an elderly woman – who is only found on Christmas Day – and a small dog. In the video we see a sad-looking old man placing flowers on a grave. He is then ignored by some guys he tries to be polite to. Finally, he enters the bar – which opened in 1944 – where he receives a warm welcome, while being befriended by a young couple and their dog. Soundtrack (animated). People Helping People by Birdie It makes everything more exciting and sad. The video ends with a quote from William Butler Yeats: “There are no strangers, only friends you have not yet met.” The ad was filmed – according to the British newspaper – with an iPhone and has received millions of views on social media: on Instagram alone it has already been viewed 2.2 million times. The protagonist’s name is Martin McManus, he is 73 years old and a member of a local amateur theater group. “Christmas can be a joyous time for some and painfully difficult for others. One thing is for sure: you will always receive a warm welcome when you walk into our doors,” the restaurant’s Instagram description reads.

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