Johnnie Walker – Dear Brother

Two students from Germany have made their own commercial for Johnnie Walker that has the whole Internet in tears and reaching for some comforting whiskey. Daniel Titz and Dorian Lebherz are students at the Film Academy of Baden-Württemberg, who made this commercial on spec to show the industry what they are capable of. And what they are capable of is one of the most beautiful, emotionally effective 90 seconds to ever claimed the top spot on Reddit. The biggest tearjerker of the year is, in fact, a fake commercial:

If you cried, you are not alone:

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Once you’ve watched it, here is the poem that is read. While it has the emotional depth of Keats and solemn rhythm of T.S. Eliot, the students actually wrote it themselves.

Walking the roads of our youth

Through the land of our childhood, our home, and our truth

Be near me, guide me, always stay beside me

So I can be free

Free

Let’s roam this place, familiar and vast

Our playground of green frames our past

We were wanderers

Never lost

Always home

When every place was fenceless

And time was endless

Our ways were always the same

Call my demons and walk with me, my brother

Until our roads lead us away from each other

And if your heart’s full of sorrow, keep walking

Don’t rest

And promise me from heart to chest to never let your memories die

Never

I will always be alive and by your side

In your mind

I’m free

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Drinking and crying go perfectly together.

 

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