Pass It On®

About This TV Commercial

Often locations need to be adapted for filming. In "Packages," FBL was able to find and use a building that had the desired look. But there was one glitch: the building's front door actually opens in. That wouldn't work for filming, so the crew had to take the door off its hinges and re-hang it so it opened outward. As with all alterations made, the door was put back to normal after the filming was over.

The spot's humorous ending, with our hero dropping his packages, reminds us that it is important to do the right thing, whether or not things will turn out exactly as we thought. The dropping of the packages, though, was not in the script. It was a complete accident - which the director liked and kept in the final edit.

Video Transcript

MUSIC: Everybody needs a helping hand, take a look at your fellow man and tell me what can I do today. ‘Cause everybody needs a helping out…
MAN: Hey, Let me get that for you.
MUSIC: …but that ain’t what it’s all about, tell me what- what can I do today.
LADY: Thank you young man.
MAN: No Problem.
MUSIC: Everybody needs a helping hand …
ANNCR/SUPER: Courtesy… Pass it on.
MAN: Don’t worry about me, I got it.
ANNCR/SUPER: A message from The Foundation for a Better Life.

Courtesy. Pass It On!

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Pass It On®

wow that was very important and respectful of the man
chris, tx

this is very helpful eve if he had on hand
kemiyah, killeen,texas

It is Amy Grant singing and she is also listed as one of the Songwriters
Anonymous

Is that Amy Grant singing the lyrics in this ad?
Connie Mae, PA

I believe the young man should have said "you're welcome" as his reply to "thank you young man. that's good manners, not "no problem"
Ross, Bowling Green, Ky

He opened the door for all those people and then he dropped all his packages. Why did that happen to that nice guy?
Awesome, Florida

It's very good and very courteous.
abdoolkayum, mumbai

helping makes every1 happy
Eirene Kang ^^, Dimond bar, California

Haha, funny!
JR, (none your beeswax)

These clips are great for teaching character to my advisory class.
Karl P., West Haven, Utah

Our school class watch these everyday to get started.
Connor M., Ogden, UT

My math classes watch these clips every day to start class. It puts us in the right frame of mind and reminds us of the important life lessons. Thanks!
Terry D., Livonia, NY

Oh my gosh this had me laughing so much!! well done!
Bev M., Canada

I like!
Jacqueline C, Memphis, TN

Laughed my butt off, as an old FedEx driver I have literally lived this spot.
Jim F., Commerce, GA, USA

This website was suggested to me and my friends and I love it!
Jacob H., Dayton, Ohio USA

The song is great--I think it is Amy Grant singing "Helping Hand."
Elisabeth M., Colorado, USA

I like this one it's really neat.
Cosmo, Ohio, USA

Wow. Very Courteous. Can I ask what is the title of this song?
Debi M., Cebu, Philippines

I love the "lesson behind the lesson" in "Packages". What I got from it? Continue to give in spite of what seems like selfish acts of others -- even in the moment of giving. Thank you for reminding me.
Tim O., Indianapolis, USA