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Creative Japanese Ad Starring An ‘18-Year-Old Grandpa’ Is Strange But Touching
By Chloe Pek, 16 Sep 2016
While the title 18-Year-Old Grandpa may bring to mind scenes from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, this Japanese commercial is not about reverse ageing, but rather a loving relationship between a woman and an elderly man.
As the pair reminisces about their first meeting, it becomes clear that the two are not blood-related. They share a tender moment as the lady recalls how he would get into fights outside, while the old man admits to having caused troubles for her.
Towards the end of the ad, our doubts are cleared when it is revealed that the man is, in fact, an elderly grey cat. Created by Mars Japan, the local distributor for Whiskas cat food, the ad is a gentle reminder to pet owners that while life expectancies for pets are getting longer, they are also ageing and in need of loving care.
Watch the heartwarming commercial below—remember to turn on the subtitles.
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