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A 3-year-old ad went viral yesterday; it’s a lovely tale with a surprise ending. No spoilers here. Do yourself a favor and watch it to find out what brand it’s for. It’s a tale of growing up, from birth to first steps to first love to independence. And as someone tweeted, M. Night Shyamalan "would KILL to be this good at plot twists again.”
The ad went viral after Ryan Simmons, video director for SB Nation, posted the spot on Twitter with the comment, “i will give you one hundred thousand dollars if you can guess the brand by the end.” Simmons also thanked adman Kevin Weir for having spotted the ad, which got 2.4 million Twitter views in a day.
Ad Age’s newsroom debated whether this was a spoof. Reporter Jessica Wohl reached out to the brand in question, which confirmed that it was a real ad from the brand released in Brazil in 2016.
How could we have missed it back then?