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About This TV Commercial

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.

Video Transcript

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.
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Gratitude. Pass It On!

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Pass It On®

A parents highest and lowest moment, their first child driving off to College for the first time. You can't help but cry....
DannyKaye, New Britain, CT USA

Pass it on. Your love counts.

I've seen this at least three times -- even came to the website specifically looking for it after seeing it on TV -- yet it still brings tears every time. I'm not a parent, but I can feel for the father, and the daughter too. It even makes me feel for my own parents, and wonder how they felt all those years ago when I left home. These actors did a great job, by the way. I wonder if they're actually father & daughter.
Richard, Maryland

I love this commercial, it reminds me of the time I dropped my son of at College!
Wanda, Boston, MA

Fantastic Commercial, as a father of Four Daughters who have left home to pursue careers!
Mike , Nova Scotia, Canada

This is the greatest commercial i have ever seen in 51 years. Even my 5 year old Son thinks it's very cool. Excellent job with this commercial to all involved. Woody..Huntington Beach, CA
Harold, Huntington Beach, CA

im about to turn 15 tomorrow and singing this song to my dad because he is my hero.
makayla, tennessee

I started my gratitude journey! ! Thanks for your inspiration
Marie, West Palm Beach

I wish I could tell my parents I loved them, at least one more time.
stoptosmelltheroses, Oklahoma

Oh gosh I'm crying because I'm.going to college too next year.
widy , Indonesia

love it

I had this song sung to my Dad at my wedding. My friend replaced the word "Baby" with "Daddy". My eyes watered watching this.
Kathy, Michigan

I hope that this helps three the planet and back
Morgan Y, Marion iowa

Videos are great and very understanding.
Morgan Y, MIDDLE school

I'm still crying!!
Sonny, Bordentown,N.J.

I love this because, there's just e'nuff of it.
Galen , Arlington, TX

I'm 27 and finally leaving the nest to go to college 2 hours away from home. My mom is having a hard time with my move, and I'm pretty sure my dad feels the same way. When I first saw this commercial, I cried because that's me in a couple of weeks.
Maria, Twin Falls, Idaho

This is one of those commercials that makes me cry every single time. So beautiful!!
Jenna, Chicago, IL

Beautiful. Ours kids are little, but this made me well up.
Silja, Arkansas

you need to think back to where you came from
Christine, Sayreville,N.J.