If you’re a mom and you watch this video it will likely bring tears to your eyes.
It captures those little everyday moments of being a mom- waking up your child, making breakfast, washing their clothes, cheering them on, fixing those boo-boos, lifting them up after disappointments, encouraging them to go on and helping them to become whole persons.
All of those mini-moments help a child to reach their big moments in life.
Those little things are “just what we do” as a parent. But moms don’t get enough credit. Heck, we don’t give ourselves enough credit for the hard work.
But this 2-minute video manages in one big lump to effectively say ,”Job well done, moms.”
It’s a thank you to moms- an appreciation and a validation that what we do matters.
It’s a commercial by Proctor & Gamble that will air during this summer’s Olympics. Boy, is it effective. It has received over 1 million hits already on YouTube. I think for two reasons:
- great music (Divenire by Ludovico Einaudi)
- great theme
And by the way, it doesn’t matter if your child ends up an Olympian in the future. What counts is that children have a parent/role model/adult figure who always has their back.
The tag line is “The hardest job in the world is the best job in the world.”
But moms already know that.