Looking back on the milestones of our lives, it is important to recognize those who have made our path a little easier. Perhaps it was a parent, a teacher, a coach, a mentor or someone we simply call "friend."
We think this scenario will resonate with many people-where a young woman, headed off to college stops...and expresses to her father her appreciation for "everything." We all have someone who helped us get to where we are today. The song, "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion, adds a poignant and uplifting touch to this message.
Dad: Wow. College already?
Daughter: Yeah... we gotta go.
For all those times you stood by me
And all the truths you made me see
For all the joy you brought to my life
For every dream you made come true
For all the love I found in you
You're the one who saw me through it all
Dad: And remember…
Daughter: Seat belt, drive safe, Call when I get there.
Dad: Well, bye. I love you.
Daughter: I love you too daddy.
Daughter: And thanks, for… everything.
You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn't speak
Because you loved me
Gratitude, Pass It On.
A message from the Foundation for a Better Life
This summer my daugther is going to College, She is my only child so see myself totally reflected in that commercial. I know is going to be hard but I'll be happy as well....
Jesus 7 days ago from Canada
Loved the commercial. Made me tear-up!
Rita 10 days ago from Cincinnati,OH
Am doing research for a term paper on teaching strategies that help impart attitudes of gratitude, self-worth, caring, respect, and other positive attributes-- to help our young children grow up to be strong, generous, and compassionate human beings. Your website is amazing, and will be added to my list of "must see" videos. Thank-you!
Jacqueline about 1 month ago from San Diego CA
Awesome is right! I'm a senior mother and grandmother. A cry-easy every single time I watch it. So wished I had that as a young girl. Just love all your commercials. Thank you.
Joanne about 1 month ago from Ontario Canada
Gratitude, we need more of it.
Joshua about 1 month ago from Baltimore
I loved the commercial. I cried.
Krystal Carnahan about 1 month ago from Georgia
soraya bach 2 months ago from deerfield beach
Great commercial, thank you so much.
Patti 3 months ago from Berlin, MD
Awesome video! There are so many dads that don't show emotion or tell their kids they love them on a regular basis. I've shown this to over 10 friends and still have tears in my eyes almost every time!
Bob 3 months ago from Charlotte, NC
So beautiful, made me cry. SO need to press on with this one !!! Great choice of music too!
C Cowell 3 months ago from Hayward, WI
Love this commercial. Danced with my father to this song at my wedding and read this song for my dad's eulogy at his funeral. I felt like it was my father and I in this commercial. Love it and love and miss my dad."I'm everything I am because you loved me."
Blake 3 months ago from Florida
Why didn't the dad go with them? She's off to college for the first time, that's like once in a lifetime event.
Dennis 3 months ago from San Francisco, CA
Our daughter gave us this song long after an attempted suicide. I cry every time I see this commercial.
Joy 3 months ago from North Dakota
Tears down my face, that is all. This commercial made me bawl so hard. Wow this is beautiful, you couldn't have used a better fit song. I love it.
Celeste 4 months ago from Ocala
All your videos touch my heart so deeply it makes me want to be a better person.
Gloria S Turner 4 months ago from Birmingham Alabama
Gratitude for a Dad? Is that allowed anymore? Yes where there are values for a better life
Tim Kresica 4 months ago from Cary, NC
Won't be long and this will be my husband
Kayla B 4 months ago from Indiana
love this commercial
Kirby wrighr sr 4 months ago from Middletown oh
This video is amazing! Kids should have gratitude for their parents for all that they do for them. :)
Fraser, Darlene, and J.J. 5 months ago from Croton, NY
Nancy 5 months ago from College Park, MD
im crying so much that I cant top crying
cry 5 months ago from ny
Hopefully me and my partner Gale have something like this with little Juanita.
Josiah Teller 5 months ago from El paso Tx
I can't stop crying
Nathalie 5 months ago from Ny
i love this commercial on my top ten favorites
tatyanna 6 months ago from killeen/tx
aajani 7 months ago from killeen
Just came back from visiting my little girl at college. She turned 18 yesterday. Hold them close. They grow up fast.
Len 7 months ago from Palm Harbor, FL
It will be hard to see my little girls move on to the next phase of their lives.
Thomas 7 months ago from West Fargo, ND
Wow.... Almost made me Cry.....
bob 7 months ago from florida
chris brown 7 months ago from pa.
we should be thankful to our parents
maria christine 7 months ago from davao city
I usually ignore the PSA-type commercials but I swear this one grabs me every time. Whoever those actors are they're very convincing and the message is well-expressed. Very good job!
Tommy 7 months ago from Ohio
I have to cry every time with this commercial. I have such a special relationship with my dad.
Annie Doty 8 months ago from Chandler
No matter how many times I replay this commercial, I, can't refrain from crying. It captures the special relationship I am so fortunate to have with my daughter. Thank you!
Tom Gleason 8 months ago from Denver
1.- Try not to cry
2.- Close you eyes and hold your breath
3.- Cry a lot
Jose Elias Arce 8 months ago from Maryland, USA
Just returned from leaving my Granddaughter at U of Alabama. I witnessed a similar touching scene there. The character quality of Gratitude is beautifully illustrated in this video. No one gets tired of hearing "Thank you" and "I Love You". My Granddaughter reflects the values her family has instilled in her. My heart is blessed by this ad.
Nana (Paula) 8 months ago from Tampa, FL
VERY touching because I'm a dad of two daughters. Thanks for the memories and the hopes...
haywood 8 months ago from newport news, va
I teared up instantly with the first two music notes (I have always loved that song.) While courtesy is a great thing--I would much prefer a half-hearted "thank you" over nothing at all--a truly heart-felt "I love you" or "thank you" is one of the greatest everyday blessings that you can give or receive. God Bless.
Blair 9 months ago from Mississippi
I just saw this ad on tv and completely lost it. My father passed away last year and as he lay dying, I was able to thank him for being my father. The one thing I learned from this experience is to tell people in your lives (while you still can) how much you love them and thank them for being a part of your life.
Wendy 9 months ago from Seattle
I'm 62 and you're commercials bring tears to my eyes I've never seen more beautiful clips than yours from my whole family Thank You
Anthony g Barone 9 months ago from Rome NY
It's really great love that every parent have to showcase to his/her children,
And I can't wait to pass it on.
muzeyi 9 months ago from kampala
My daughter is ready to start her senior year in high school. Already dreading this scene next year. I am prepared to cry often for the next year but I pray that my daughter is ready to go out in the world on her own. I know God will protect her and keep her safe.
Heather 9 months ago from Iowa
This made me cry. It brought back great memories of my parents who were awesome!! I thank God that I was brought up to acknowledge gratitude and always remembered to thank them for all they did for me while growing up and later for loving our kids. I know they are both in the best place they could be because they loved to serve and help people even strangers!!!
Lupe 10 months ago from Texas
this just happened to me yesterday! Very proud and excited for my daughter!
robert 10 months ago from AZ
Dad, I love you..and miss you..
kyi kyi 10 months ago from yangon
rahana 10 months ago from kcohi
A very touching video of love and gratitude. This is the kind I like to watch, even though it does bring tears and memories. Please continue.
Charlene 10 months ago from Tyler,Texas
Wow! Reminds me of my Dad and me. Like this gentleman , he loved his children and always proud of our milestones! Thank you for the wonderful memories. Dad is in heaven now but I can sense his humble strength and love all the time, especially when I see a beautiful sky, butterfly or eastern bluebird. Love you, Dad.
Deane Lamb-Ellis 11 months ago from Cordele,Ga.
Ok...I'll admit that this one got tears up.
MK 11 months ago from Alaska
It made me tear up
Leah Kaye 11 months ago from Bel air Maryland
It made me cry
Leah Kaye 11 months ago from Maryland
I made a montage using this song when my daughter was 3.... Now she is going to be going to college in the fall. The thought of her leaving is killing me but the thought of her getting away and growing up is amazing... This Commercial makes me cry every time......
Gino Maniaci 12 months ago from St.Clair shores Mi
This is fantastic.
Philip Curtis 12 months ago from Jackson, MI
I love this commercial. I cry everytime I see it or hear this song. It make's me think about my grandmother and mom. They laid a strong foundation for me and now I can pass it on to my children. Thank you was making Value.com
Lora Barrett 12 months ago from Monroe NC
Video hit a nerve. Watching it again in tears. Nice job! This is such a meaningful site.
Bobbi 12 months ago from Florida
Md Alam about 1 year ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh
I just love your commercials - very inspiring!
george louese about 1 year ago from twinports /duluth-superior
Beautiful, really beautiful!
lucia about 1 year ago from nicaragua
Looks like Leanne Rimes and sounds like Leanne Rimes singing? Is it, or just an incredible simulation. Either way, great spot. Still liked the "Oliver!" spots best though.
Jim about 1 year ago from Toronto, Canada
This commercial touched me. The acting is very good. As well as camera work and editing. Thank you
Urban about 1 year ago from Colombia
You have really great commercials. Are these done in-house? or did you have an agency do them? Great work really.
April about 1 year ago from Florida
A very heartwarming commercial. I hope to see many more of it's kind because, good Fathers really don't get enough recognition.
Shelley about 1 year ago from New York
I can't stop watching this video..and can't stop crying....Incredible!!!!
Kenneth about 1 year ago from Albany, New York
Loved the music!
Neil about 1 year ago from North Carolina
Love the video!
Drake about 1 year ago from California
Excellent commercial. I never get tired of watching this.
Maria about 1 year ago from Villa Park, IL
Brings tears to my eyes no matter how many times I've seen it... I miss my Dad.
Micki Warner-Rapp about 1 year ago from Dayton OH
I saw this for the first time this morning. All I could think about was the day I dropped off my twins at college. That day left a big void in my heart. This was a very moving commercial. I talk about values in my health class. Love, respect and appreciation of what parents do every day is so precious. Wonderful commercial!
mj79 about 1 year ago from Michigan
Never had a commercial have that effect on me. My daughter just left going off to college probally had something to do with it. SO REAL!! Your commercials have such deep meaning. Keep them coming.
Derek Davis about 1 year ago from Memphis
I'm a Hollywood Producer. I just saw this commercial for the first time. I cried.
Ron about 1 year ago from Los Angeles
That's the same way I felt when my brother went to college.
ricardo alonso about 1 year ago from miami,florida
I think this is a great website and your commercials are nothing less that magnificent.
Fred Wehba over 1 year ago from Beverly Hills
The world revolves around affection for loved ones, and it leads us to extend the same to strangers....to be complete human being.
Purushothaman K over 1 year ago from West Africa
Values . . everything we need and more. Thank you for your character confirmations.
gwen over 1 year ago from prior lake mn
I so wish that organizations like this were in every city in America. We need more.
J over 1 year ago from Illinois
I have my class copy a values quote everyday at the beginning of class and then we discuss each one. We have some very indepth discussions sometimes. Love the commerical. I want to show it and see what kind of reaction my middle school students express after watching it. Thanks
nora over 1 year ago from Barnesville Ga
Thank you for all of your beautiful and uplifting ad spots, posters and highway signs.
Julie West over 1 year ago from Salt Lake City, Utah
Values form the foundation of our society and nation! Thank you for these profoundly touching reminders and teachings!
Elaine Dalton over 1 year ago from Salt lake city Utah
Having a daughter in college I cried when I said bye to her that day,it was a sad moment, and today when I saw the commercial.
Great and touching video, thank you!!!
Edgar over 1 year ago from Bay Harbor Island, FL
It wasn't the grades she recieved that directed her to college, it was the values and character building created by her parent, which most likely commenced prior to school.
Bob over 1 year ago from Taylors SC
Great job... again :-)
Foundation for a Better Life does a terrific job w/these commercials and billboards. I love 'em. Thank you for what you do.
Pete over 1 year ago from West Bloomfield, MI
I love these commercials and this organization!
hb over 1 year ago from chicago
Foundation for a Better Life, you are good at making me cry with some of your ads.
Pat over 1 year ago from Milford, NH
So touching. I saw it 50 times by rewinding. Lovely.
SUNIL AGARWAL over 1 year ago from Kolkata
My teacher cried watching this one. I kind of did too it's just so sad to go.
anabela S. over 1 year ago from mexico
These commercials are awesome and so perfectly touching!
emmainyang over 1 year ago from Lagos
This is the kind of TV commercials we need to see more often! Thank you!
Power Principles for Living over 1 year ago from Vancouver
I cry every time I watch this...having one daughter in college and one getting her Master's degree...also, I wish I had such a father.
Mary over 1 year ago from Piedmont, CA
I cried my eyes out when I saw this. I just did the same thing.
Tony over 1 year ago from Connecticut
That's really nice.
emma over 1 year ago from deniss port 02639
College.... Hmmm... Great Job What a Great Video!
marirosa143 over 1 year ago from Kingwood Tx