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Sometimes the last thing you want to do for somebody ought to be the first. In "Neighbors," the creators wanted to portray a person who, in many ways, wasn't "deserving" of help. The character of Edna is a grouchy person. Yet the mother has taught her daughter the important lesson that their job as neighbors is to help out, without an expectation that their good gesture would be equally reciprocated.

Video Transcript

DAUGHTER: Seventh grade. What was this jumper made of?
MOTHER: Naugahyde.
DAUGHTER: You let me go to school dressed like a seat cover?
MOTHER: You convinced me that it was good for you.
DAUGHTER: Uh-oh. Edna.
EDNA: You know I’m having this wedding here tomorrow, and your weeds are growing through the fence! Do you care?
MUSIC: Think of your fellow man, lend him a helping hand. Put a little love in your heart..
DAUGHTER: I see some things haven’t changed.
MUSIC: You see it’s getting late, Oh, please don’t hesitate, put a little love in your heart.
MOTHER: Take this to Edna while I change into my garden clothes.
MUSIC: And the world will be a better place, put a little love in your heart.
EDNA: You’re planting them too close together.
MOTHER: Edna, it’s going to be a beautiful wedding.
EDNA: Yea, maybe.
ANNCR/SUPER: Patience. Pass it on. A message from The Foundation for a Better Life.

Patience. Pass It On!

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Pass It On®

I like it, thank you for reminding me to have patience
Linda, Denver

Ah yes. I love this.. It was so often this way back in Brokklyn in the 50 s.. Those days of corny simple and silly things.. I think we have become to arrogant..and foolish. It will probably take America another 200 yrs before it stops acting like a know it all teenager
Kathleen, Celebration,Florida

I love all of them
William, Champaign Illinois

Love it!! two hammers up
Nate Peitit, home

I love the girl's adittude
Jo mama, mama island

I asked my 10 yr old son to help an elderly lady who was pushing a bike with a basket of groceries in the snow in front of our house...she smacked him with a newspaper and shouted, "You leave me alone! Go away!" (Shades of Edna) The lesson I tried to give my son was lost that time!
Toni, Auburn WA

Edna is so funny!
sofia, home

So nice!
sara , St. Louis

This is a very god video and I like it
Benjamin Yilcord, school

i used this for my project i got an A for creativity!!!!!!!!!!! loved it
lauren, las vegas

I love the Commericals that you have. They are so inspirational. Thank you. It's nice to see good, wholesome things on the TV. Thank you with all my heart.
Robin H., Jasper, GA

I am just so proud this mission was implemented! Your efforts are appreciated and valued. God Bless...
Valerie Powell, United States

I love these I'm 12. Very funny and heart changing thanks.
Mackenzie B, Trinity North Carolina

The TV Spots are very interesting and thought provoking. Keep up the good work. I sincerely feel the people should view and learn (get back to the basics). Good job friends!
Sudheer Tavta, India

Your TV spots are wonderful--they are beautifully done! They bring a tear to my eye and a smile to my face. Keep up the good work!
Sally P., Penn Valley, CA

Inspiring.....brilliant work. Uplifting.
Britt P, Massachusetts

I think we've all experienced that type of person in our lives. What a great message to reach out regardless if one is reciprocated or not. The wonder and beauty is in the reaching out, not in the receiving back (anyhow). Love it!
Bev M., Canada

I was blown away by them. They're thought provoking and very moving. Thanks.
Silvia R., Chicago, IL

I'd like to say I'm very proud and happy for this Foundation... Great job! I pass it on to all my friends, I do my best. Thank you for that!
Alessandra S., Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

Very effective- kindness to unpopular people is sorely needed! Thanks for the reminder.
Susan S., Bethlehem, PA