The Greatest is all about perspective. Just when you think you are failing, when things seem to be going wrong…a change of perspective shines a bright light of realization that you just might be succeeding in other ways.
It is a very simple concept but the key, of course was finding the right young actor to play the part. As you have seen, he is amazing. After countless takes throwing the ball up and missing—which is harder than you might think—he never lost his zeal. The last scene was as strong as the first. “Celebration” by Kool and The Gang fittingly takes us from despair at ‘strike three” to euphoria and inspires us to embrace the value of Optimism as we face similar situations each day. After all, you might just be…The Greatest.
Boy: I’m the greatest hitter in the world!
I’m the greatest hitter in the world!
I’m the greatest hitter in the world!
I’m the greatest pitcher in the world! Yes!
Music: Celebrate good times, c’mon!
Super/VO: Optimism…Pass it On. A message from The Foundation for a Better Life
Canada Day, 2014 - this is STILL my favourite commercial of all time!
Cynthia 23 days ago from Dundas, Ontario, Canada
I love the excitement he gives... i need to take a page from his book
Cassandra about 1 month ago from Ohio
Thanks for this.. I cried out of sadness yesterday because I did not understand computer programming, :) well this Video is a seed of hope to me. Thanks #Optimism
Mabweh 3 months ago from Malaysia
My kind of web !!!
Eduardo Palacio 3 months ago from Santa Ana, Ca.
This spot really grabbed me because the boy looks so much like my precious grandson.
Alfred 4 months ago from Texas
There is a whole social network based on favorite words out there: www.FavoriteWords.com (a perfect name) - it's intriguing.
Evie 4 months ago from UK
Love the optimism. The Kenny Rogers song has been one of my favorites for years.
Love Country Music 5 months ago from Heartland
Watch this please
Gary 5 months ago from Kahala
Life is a treasure only if it can be shared.
Richard Rockett 6 months ago from Middlesex, NC
There is nothing more inspiring than turning the bad into good. Way to go Values
Papa Gator 6 months ago from Tallahassee, Florida 32311
I love the inspiration that is better than any show or commercial on TV.
Wrenn L. Green Sr. 6 months ago from Tallahassee, Florida 32311
Cute commercial once again. You guys keep amazing me.
Celeste 7 months ago from Ocala
I've watched this at least 30 times and have enjoyed this a little more each time. It lifts my spirits each time
Tom lichtenwalter 7 months ago from Midlothian TX
This is a great Kenny Rogers song, though I'm not which came first. Not that I care, I love this video, too!
Jessica Smith 7 months ago from Buena Park, CA
I have seen some inspirational sites, and on fb. The runner not giving up, struck home. Thanks! God Bless.
Billy L. 9 months ago from Warner Robins, Ga.
Hes the cutest kid in the world
teressa hogan 9 months ago from homestead fl
Loved this commercial!!!
Laura 10 months ago from Texas
Takes me back to when my boys were playing ball. Love this video!!
Janifer 10 months ago from Jax Fl
i love this video!
caden 11 months ago from omaha
This is the greatest commercial in the world. I love it.
Debbie 11 months ago from Jamestown N.Y.T
I love this commercial....how can I pass it on, on Facebook?
bfflores 11 months ago from Florida
That is funny
tigger 11 months ago from joppa
I really love the game
Uchendu edochie 11 months ago from Anambra state Nigeria
i really get the point
tristin 12 months ago from apple vally
I LOVE this! My favorite ad of all time!
Allegra 12 months ago from Raleigh
Without a doubt...the only tv commercial worth watching. Continues to be my favorite.
Gloria 12 months ago from Godwin
This short video will have a plethora of applications, like a good sermon! Depending on what your current life circumstances are, you will draw from this video what is meant for you personally "at that time". Keeping a positive perspective, one should evaluate their outcomes, look to wise counsel for help and guidance, then move toward the option where they will find fulfillment, acheivement and success! Ultimate joy in life will never be found in anything other than whom we are made to be, by the One whom made us.
Randy Sharp 12 months ago from Little Rock, AR
Every time I hear my "Words and Melody" sung, played or danced to by Anyone at Anytime for Any reason, in Any event or through Any media purpose to uplift and bring about Joy, Peace, Happiness and Optimism; I thank God for his Grace, Favor... Mercy and Blessings given me to share with the World...
Celebrate Good Times C'mon ~ Everyday God grants you the gift of Life & Time.
Love Always, Earl Toon Jr ~ Sir Earl Toon ~ Kool and the Gang... Y.M.O. Enterprises LLC
Sir Earl Toon about 1 year ago from Worldwide
When I was just a bit older than that, I was at bat near the end of the last little league playoff game of the season. Joe Carter was my hero at the time for hitting the home run that won the World Series of '93. I wanted to be just like Carter. Lo and behold, I hit my very first ever home run that very game--and it was a grand slam!
There were no words to describe how it felt. I can still remember the feeling in my hands from the vibration of the bat; I knew it was gonna be out of the park. Well, no one else on my team had even hit a home run that season, and they got so darn excited they mobbed me at the plate. When I got back up, of all things, the umpire said I hadn't actually tagged the plate. By that time, the dead ball had been thrown back into the park, and the pitcher had it in his glove. He was standing next to the talking umpire. The pitcher and umpire were standing between me and the plate, as I had already begun walking back to the dugout with my ebullient teammates. The umpire said that if I don't tag the plate and the pitcher tags me, I'll be out. I was standing so close to the pitcher that I knew it was no use, and he was blocking the plate. The pitcher tagged me, and the umpire called me out. There was outrage amongst my teammates, as well as the coaches and parents. Even the opposing team said, "Let the kid have the run! It's a dead ball!" and, "Don't take this away from him, it's his first home run!" But the umpire's call prevailed.
I thought I made everyone so proud, and my dad didn't get to see many of my games; he was actually at that one. My parents told me that it was still a home run, no matter what anyone says. But I was heartbroken. I sat in the dugout while my team did their best to console me. I gave up that year and never played again.
It may very well have been the worst call in baseball, but to this day I wonder what would have happened had I continued on, and where I might be today. I wonder how much it shaped who I am today. I sometimes wonder why I didn't go back the following year, and can't help but feel defeated that I hadn't. People still talk about that game to this day, almost 20 years later, and I'm still the only one that everyone knows--myself included--who had the kind of luck to be called out on a home run.
RB about 1 year ago from Canada
My 12 year old little boy was being teased at school for being a "nerd," a bookworm and a "computer geek." He told me that he just said to everyone "computer geeks of today grow up to be the Bill Gates of tomorrow." BRAVO FOR OPTIMISM AND CONFICENCE!! This commercial is great showing a child who thinks the best of himself and his talents.
Fawn about 1 year ago from Georgia
Love this ad!! Greatest ever with the most meaning!!
Martha about 1 year ago from Georgia
This made me take a look at myself
Timothy about 1 year ago from norman, ok
best ad ever!
mary ann about 1 year ago from bc
This commercial made my day! What a great inspirational message.
Norma about 1 year ago from Fresno, Ca
This is what everyone needs. Less disappointment, more positive and seeing a new path, and the bright side of the situation.
MK about 1 year ago from Alaska
This is the greatest commercial I have ever seen! Thank you!
Karen about 1 year ago from Rossford OH
We need more optimism these days.
Andrea about 1 year ago from Redmond OR
Ruth about 1 year ago from Tn
Tha's a good example of optimism, this child show us his high spirit. I really like it.
Richard about 1 year ago from Brasil
This little boy looks EXACTLY like my grandson Quentin...He plays baseball too! Love the commercial...
melody about 1 year ago from michigan
Mike trujillo about 1 year ago from Los Angeles california USA
Love this!! It is truely a great message!!!
Debbie over 1 year ago from Maryland
This commercial is such an inspiration right at this moment that is the lowest point in my life. Thanks I needed that.
Tom B over 1 year ago from Cumberland RI
Wow so funny I wish I was that optimistic.
Max Christensen over 1 year ago from Vancouver BC, CAN
My boyfriend and I LOVE this commercial. It's so tender and funny all while delivering such a great message! Not only is it a great message for children but for adults too. Now every time I go up to bat in our softball team I yell out "I'm the greatest hitter in the world!!!" :)
Lizeth Medina over 1 year ago from Brooklyn, NY
I loved this video! It was great and nicely put!
Jewel Banks over 1 year ago from Detroit, Michigan
This is awesome!! What a great teaching tool for young kids!
Paula over 1 year ago from Detroit
I've never seen this one before. I loved it. Thanks for warming my heart.
Jill over 1 year ago from US
A colleague shared his impression of this commercial with me and the message intrigued me enough to look for it. The word used by my colleageu to describe the young man's perspective was "resilience" -- the ability to recover quickly from setbacks, the ability of matter to spring back quickly into shape. Not certain if that was the intention of this message, but it is a quality that we should nurture in every child...it would help them to become much more productive and creative adults.
yolonda over 1 year ago from US
This is truly the greatest in the world! It reminds me of when I was as a kid. THANK YOU VALUES.COM!!!!!!
ozzy over 1 year ago from nc
The best I've seen this year. Loving it! Thank you!
fred over 1 year ago from ohio
This should be shown on screens in the school!
Joanna Wójcik over 1 year ago from Czeladź
This is awesome it really helped me looked at life as "yes or "yes" another words no matter what life throws at you. You just have to be optimistic, I beleive this attitude simply makes people successful in all they do no matter who they are or the background. After all there is no negativity when you are optimistic. Always positive....love it!
Josue over 1 year ago from Las Vegas, NV
Why pay a motivational speaker thousands of dollars when you can just run this video once a week?
Warren over 1 year ago from Wisconsin
Adapt and change, one of the requirements of a leader.
Fernando Aguirre over 1 year ago from Charlotte, NC
Love this video! Just goes to show how the ability to change one's perspective can have a positive effect both on that person and everyone around them :)
Christina over 1 year ago from Chicago, Illinois
Just wanted to say this PSA has run on our local Antenna TV outlet alot. It's great. And sometimes it runs in every local outlet on that channel and I think he is the cutest boy for having that wonderful change of attitude. So he's not the greatest hitter, he just decided he'd be the greatest pitcher.
Junior52MI over 1 year ago from Muskegon, MI
Fola Iwatuje over 1 year ago from Nigeria
Wow just wow.
marcous over 1 year ago from mckvinnville
Yeah, good boy. Failure is the stepping stone to success. in every failure, a challenge to pursue more on our dreams. If not for failure you'll never experience how to be successful.
mariville almost 2 years ago from manila
Play again and again. Optimism is the future.
Sayed Arbi almost 2 years ago from Indonesia
Wow so encouraging, how many times have you tried and never see any success,what is the worst failure you ever had in your life, no matter how bad it ever had been, your way to greatness comes on by the worst that you ever had.
DBMOLTOK almost 2 years ago from NIGERIA
Olga Thornton almost 2 years ago from USA
pues claro que si, de una forma u otra la realidad es que si estas convencido de lo que eres, no importa si es bueno o malo,es seguro que seras aquello que estas convencido que eres
jose almost 2 years ago from mexico
Andris almost 2 years ago from Latvia
Failure, is not the end of life
Hammah M almost 2 years ago from Cape Coast,Ghana
The best yet. Very good.
Ms.KASIM YILMAZ almost 2 years ago from TURKEY HEAVEN
Life is not only about winning. Some amount of failure adds flavor to life. One will not be winner if failure is unknown. Good boy, you are so sweet.
Boat almost 2 years ago from Ghana
Great Video for inspiration, If the stone is broken by last stroke it doesn't mean 1st stroke was useless success is the name of continues efforts !
Roheel almost 2 years ago from Pakistan
PLEASE SHOW US SOME MORE GOOD VIDEOS
USMAN almost 2 years ago from PAKISTAN
This video is beautiful.
İSMAİL UCAR almost 2 years ago from turkei-bursa
Fabulous in concept and inspirational to all. There is always an alternative to achieve success. All the
options are before us...so, never give up trying.
I will share this with all my family and friends.
John E. Stratmann almost 2 years ago from Panama City, Panama
É isso ai ..a proxima jogada pode ser
o sucesso total esperado, AVANTE !!
Dilson Anjos almost 2 years ago from Belem -Pa/Brazil
It's good and so interesting! It gives me more inspiration to never lose.
shahnawaz almost 2 years ago from karachi
This video gives me hope for the future!
PEPRAH almost 2 years ago from GH
This is good! It is not all about what happens around you but what happens within you. What others think about you is not as important as what you think about yourself. A little more PUSH and you will be there.
Agbenyi almost 2 years ago from Nigeria
Wow this is wonderful and amazing!
Lydia almost 2 years ago from Nigera
Man does not live by bread alone!
Hugo Menezes almost 2 years ago from Portugal - Lisbon
Muy bueno este video.
Jean Francois Nollet almost 2 years ago from Venezuela
I love this commercial. My favorite by far. The boy in it is perfect! It gives me shivers when I see it, and the message it sends to everyone is great. Optimism!!
Martha almost 2 years ago from Oakville
LOL!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!
Traci almost 2 years ago from Tulsa
Shows you don't have to be the best but at the least we need to do what we enjoy.
Sonja about 2 years ago from Peoria
Best video and it made me cry.
KOOLAD over 2 years ago from man
I'm the greatest public speaker in the world!
Ella over 2 years ago from China
Inspiring. Thanks for sharing
Godspower Isaac over 2 years ago from Nigeria
This was a good one! Made me laugh
Ricky over 2 years ago from Bakersfield, Ca
There is a great Kenny Rogers song that tells this story.
MamaBear over 2 years ago from MT
Pass on optimism! Always keep a positive attitude! Never give up hope!
Kuczak over 2 years ago from Arizona
I love this video because this is a funny video to me and this was me at a time and i did become a successful baseball player
Eduardo A almost 3 years ago from Omaha Nebraska
This makes me smile. And remember the song "the baseball song" by Kenny Rogers? (which is pretty simply a song about the same thing).
Crystal almost 3 years ago from Vancouver, BC
Every time I watch this video it gives me a smile on my face and encouragement in my heart.
Arvin almost 3 years ago from Philippines
My personal favorite!
Arlan Berglas almost 3 years ago from Global
Nissi about 3 years ago from Mexico
I saw this for the first time a couple of years ago and it just brought a smile to my face and in my heart. There is a positive side to every situation, you just have to have the eyes to see it.
Daver over 3 years ago from Fortville, IN
This reminds me of your
Johnie L over 3 years ago from WO"W what optimistic thinking
These are so touching. I love watching them; and will share with others.
Lawana P. over 3 years ago from Jackson, MI
I like it!
james edward edens over 3 years ago from mississippi
2nd grade team,
Let's ALL take something from this video and apply it to our classes this week. Please share, Melissa.
firstname.lastname@example.org almost 4 years ago from email@example.com
Tremendo, muy bonito y muy motivador
Vivian P almost 4 years ago from Puerto rico
I miss "The Greatest" commercial on NBC in the morning at 8:30 Eastern. What is that cute kid doing now???
K8 W almost 4 years ago from Blairstown, NJ
I've been struggling with health issues recently. These videos are so encouraging! They are awesome to lift up the soul! Can't wait to share them.
Terri W. almost 4 years ago from Conroe, TX
I love these videos. I will be sharing them with my students.
AshleyB almost 4 years ago from Katy, TX
Thank you for starting this organization. Thank you for being a good steward. We all need to share what ever it is we are blessed with, large or small.
Trudy B almost 4 years ago from Florida
I love your ads. This is what we should be striving for. "The Greatest" made me think that there is always a positive to be found.
Raquel T. almost 4 years ago from Texas
I failed at a job in construction and at my first attempt at self employment. I believe that my second attempt will succeed. If not, my third attempt will. This video made me cry.
Michael F. over 4 years ago from Seattle
If ALL of your ads replaced the trashy ads on TV now, what difference it would make!!!!!
June,D over 4 years ago from Virginia
This taught me to never give up!(no matter how bad I am)KEEP TRYING!
Christina J. over 4 years ago from Grayson,GA
This is sooo funny. I love how the kid just dosen't give a care in the world and I also love it when he's like, "WOW."
CC over 4 years ago from TX
I have to let my 11 yr. old triples see this. They all play on the same team! I think it will help them understand not to ever give up!
Diana R. over 4 years ago from Canyon Country Ca.
I can totally relate especially being the only girl on a boy's baseball team. I was the best pitcher but I couldn't hit well at all or anything else. Also none of the boys were very optimistic about me playing until the end!
Ashley W. over 4 years ago from California
I love this commercial and others I've seen. I finally got around to looking up The Foundation for a Better Life on the Internet. I look forward to your commercials while watching baseball games. They are wonderful.
Ann Koziar over 4 years ago from Ellwood City, PA
What a wonderful world in which we can turn failure into success, like this little boy. Love,Puja
Puja Pandya over 4 years ago from Anonymous
As a person in recovery from alcohol addiction, this is how I view MY recovery now! It started out as failure until I realized the gift of that loss and the gain of my new life.
Julie C over 4 years ago from Lake Stevens, WA
I am in the midst of closing a failing small business. This is really inspiring me to try again!
Kyle B over 4 years ago from York PA
All of your spots are incredibly written, shot and acted. As a producer I know how difficult it is to get just the right tone, mood and message. You guys are fantastic.
Suzanne M over 4 years ago from Fayetteville NC
One of the best I've seen. I always look forward to your spots at CNN. Thanks for inspiring us!
Kristina Q almost 5 years ago from Philippines
Adorable! This made me laugh out loud. The Greatest, indeed!
Mary Rose M. almost 5 years ago from Mooresville, NC
He reminds me of my Grandson, Ryan, who has gone from my life. He is like seeing a beautiful angel. Thank you.
Mary M. about 5 years ago from Stony Point, NY
I was shown this clip at "Be the Best You" camp and it really meant a lot to me because its such like a good example.
Riley S. about 5 years ago from Gilbert, AZ
This was the best commercial I have seen in years! I have passed it along to all my family and friends. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
Meg B. about 5 years ago from Auburn, AL
Beyond a doubt, this is the best e-mail I have ever received. What a world this would be if everyone had the ability to turn failure into success. Hats off to you for producing such a wonderfully, creative ad with a positive spin.
Dana G. about 5 years ago from Greenwood Village, CO
This commercial is a home run! Makes you want to keep on trying no matter what.
Cesar M. about 5 years ago from San Antonio, Texas
This commercial is very inspiring and totally AWESOME!!!
Yin L. over 5 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario
I love these Optimistic ads. We all could use this in our lives.
Holly P. over 5 years ago from Longmont, Colorado
I've only seen two commercials from this site on TV so far, but was simply amazed and impressed! I told a friend who had never seen them in her area, but can do so thanks to this website. Truly outstanding commercials! I just love the Encouragement one.
Annette L. over 5 years ago from N.Falls, Canada
This is really an inspiring commercial to always remain optimistic!
Michael S. over 5 years ago from Denver, CO
HaHa! This video is great!!!!
Francisco C. over 5 years ago from Scottsdale, AZ
What a powerful message! I was moved to think about how this outlook on life could change not only me, but the world around me! Thank you!
over 5 years ago from
I loved it! The best inspiring commercial yet for people of all ages!
Miranda G. over 5 years ago from Tamuning, Guam
Michael R. over 5 years ago from Tustin, CA
This made my day.
Jennifer over 5 years ago from Chicago, IL
Never grow tired of this commercial and finally checked out your site to see the clever people behind it. I was always told that anything negative could be 1/4 turned and made into something positive and this inspires me to do that once again. Thank you!
Heather M. over 5 years ago from PE, Canada
This was hilarious!! i was looking at all of these for some ideas for a school project and this one was definitely the best!!
John over 5 years ago from New York
Hands down the best commercial I've ever seen.
Karen D. over 5 years ago from Vicenza, Italy
I can watch this one over and over and over and never grow tired of it. I've shared it with many people. I love the boy playing the part, his enthusiasm and high self-esteem radiates from the screen!!! It's terrific!!! I love the song chosen, excellent.
Bev M. over 5 years ago from Canada
I was very inspired by this commercial. I decided to blog about it right away and pass on the optimism in this world :) Thank you!
Sheila S. over 5 years ago from Long Beach, CA
This video is my favorite so far. I mean, it just reminds me of all the times people have been negative when there's a brighter side to it. I went around school giving high fives the other day saying "Optimism, pass it on." and by the end of the school day, people I didn't know were doing it too. I think optimism is one of the greatest things we could have more of in this world...
Stephanie B. R. over 5 years ago from LA, California
Thank you for sharing this with the WORLD! So many people might be trying their very best to succeed and might get discouraged with the results they're getting. This is a WONDERFUL reminder to not be discouraged, but think about opportunities for a better way, that there current circumstances bring.
THANK YOU from all of us!
Gregory S over 5 years ago from Trinidad & Tobago, Caribbean
Oh my, funny when you need a teacher they come in all sizes and shapes. Thank you, young one, for being my teacher today when a pint size of optimism is just what this lady needed.
Lady S over 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada
WOW!!! I just saw this for the first time and sent it to four people to watch! So inspiring and touching!! Amazing!!!
Brenda R over 5 years ago from Minneapolis, MN
You certainly picked the perfect picture! This young man has the eye of determination and certainly the spirit of victory! At first my heart sank with sympathy for him after the second strike. Instantly, a rush of joy and a burst of laughter emerged empathizing the optimistic moment. Please, please, please, keep these surfacing. It's ammunition to immune our world. It starts with onr step forward-like this one. Thank you!
Jacqueline C almost 6 years ago from Memphis, TN
I love this commercial, it makes me smile whenever I see it.
Emma H almost 6 years ago from Boston, MA
I think this TV spot tells people not to look on the negative side, but to think of ways that make what you do great. Always look on the positive side.
Emily Gr. 6 almost 6 years ago from Belvidere, IL
What more could I possibly say that hasn't already been said by the multitude of the folks above?
The world needs more of these!
Thank you so much.
Don L almost 6 years ago from Alberta, Canada
Great commercial. Just watching that fine line between defeat and then the moment of realization that all is not lost. Great message...and a really cute kid.
Della M. almost 6 years ago from Surfside Beach, South Carolina
I can't even begin to tell you the powerful conversations my second grade students had over this commercial... Wow!
Linda B almost 6 years ago from Michigan
Andrew J. Garcia almost 6 years ago from New York
THANK YOU!!! As my two sons ages 7 and 9 stand here with me selecting which video to watch, I am astounded at the beautiful messages in the TV spots. Children are never too young to learn the real lessons in life. I hope to see more of these on TV.
Marcia D almost 6 years ago from San Antonio
I saw this TV spot in my computer class. It was called "the greatest". If only every kid in America could feel that way, that would be awesome!!!
Rachael K. almost 6 years ago from Belvidere, IL
I love this commercial! Every time I hear this come on the lobby TV at work, if I can't get up to watch it, I just sit and listen to it. If only every little kid could feel this way! I love it when his face lights up when he realizes "Wow, I'm the greatest pitcher in the world!" This has to be the best thing on TV! I could watch it all day.
Dianne M. almost 6 years ago from Tennessee, USA
FANTASTIC! I tell all my graduate students in child psychology about it.
Yanon V., Ph.D. almost 6 years ago from La Jolla, CA
Nice adaptation of the Kenny Rogers song.
Steve C almost 6 years ago from Minot, ND
I saw this commercial and immediately told at least 10 people about it. It wasn't until the extended network I shared this story with who actually located it on the web. I LOVE this commercial! I will now be able to send it to so many that I can only hope will get the same enjoyment out of this that I have. Thank you! This is the GREATEST commercial in the world!
CK almost 6 years ago from Chandler, AZ
I just LOVE this commercial, I watch this every morning when I get up! What a great concept—the ending surprised me and put a huge smile on my face! Thank you for this!
Micky P. almost 6 years ago from Youngstown, Ohio
By far, the best commercial I have ever viewed. It brought an instant smile to my face. I passed it on to as many people as I could possibly find in my address book. I love and appreciate this kid's perspective. May we all be blessed to think this way!
Thank you for the work you do!
Michelle D. almost 6 years ago from Ivins, Utah
I love the quality of the commercial and it's message is so important. We should all remember that success rarely comes quickly and easily. We need to emulate the little boy and keep our spirits high in the meantime!
May we all be at least great pitchers!
Tom M. about 6 years ago from Wilmington, NC
The commercials send out a good message that more people should be paying attention to - It may help them some day.
Ryan C. about 6 years ago from Oshawa, Ontario
I passed this on to the head of my sons Leadership and Respect team. Promoting messages like these are exactly what the team is all about!
Wendi B. about 6 years ago from Arlington, WA
I love it; I bookmarked this ad as my homepage. Truly amazing commercial! It's refreshing to see positive commercials, swimming in the pool of negative conditioned ad market.
Matt B. about 6 years ago from Pennington, NJ
I saw the TV spot called "The Greatest" on TV, and my family and I laughed about it for 20 minutes. That is the funniest kid EVER, plus he looks almost exactly like my little brother. I really love these commercials.
Cassandrda F about 6 years ago from Missouri
This commercial really touched me - I just HAD to pass on the optimism to family, friends. If only we all had that attitude :)
Tania H about 6 years ago from Mechanicsville, VA
I laughed out loud and then I felt inspired to always look at things in a good light. I told my husband I saw a great commercial but refuse to tell him about it because you need to see it to appreciate it.
Amy D. about 6 years ago from Dayton, OH
I absolutely love this commercial. It puts a smile on my face everytime I see it. We should all see the good in everything we do even if the results aren't what we expected
M Roldan about 6 years ago from Beautiful Diva
I love this! Makes me smile every time.
about 6 years ago from
WOW! This is one of the best motivational video's I have ever seen! WOW!
Thank you so very much, keep spreading the word.
John G about 6 years ago from Corvallis,OR
Paradigm shift! Can somebody load this on YouTube?? LOVED this commercial!
Cyndy P. about 6 years ago from Ridgewood, NJ
Wow! What a great message!
Jennifer D. about 6 years ago from Sugar Hill, GA
I absolutely LOVE this commercial!
Erin H. about 6 years ago from Seattle, Washington USA
This is the best commercial I've ever seen.
Drew G. about 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia USA
We saw this ad on TV last night and my son asked me to rewind it over and over and over!
Zane about 6 years ago from Arlington, Washington USA
I love this!! The Greatest is the Greatest! Keep spreading the joy!! :)
about 6 years ago from
This may be the greatest commercial in the world. Optimism in a nutshell; loved it!
Jan E. about 6 years ago from Florida, USA
This aired one night when I had really lost my normally upbeat mood. It changed the course of my night and renewed my optimism and brought me joy.
Kathleen H. about 6 years ago from Nevada, USA
this is the most amazing commercial i have seen in a long time and have seen others comment on how incredible it is too. we would LOVE to embed it on our blogs/websites...would you be able to provide that for us? thanks for such an encouragement.
Kristal V. about 6 years ago from West Linn, OR
I saw the "The Greatest Pitcher" commercial last night and absolutely loved it! I did a google search today to see if I could find it to pass along or post on my social networking pages. Please upload it to YouTube, or a similar place so we can help spread the word! Keep up the great work!
Susan E. about 6 years ago from Erie, PA
I needed that!!!!
Mom V. about 6 years ago from USA
I just saw this spot for the first time and think it is FANTASTIC!! I am sharing the link with my family and friends. What a great message -- thank you for this!
Heather D. about 6 years ago from Washington State
I saw this on the TV and it hit home! What a powerful message. I spent the next several hours watching all of your videos! Thank you.
Bill Y. about 6 years ago from Lake Elsinore, California
My new favorite commercial.
Wow! It's absolutely adorable.
Alyssa B. about 6 years ago from Huntington Beach
THIS is a fabulous commercial! Children and adults alike can not help but be carried along by the message!
Merri S. about 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV
I just wanted to add to my previous comment that I saw this commercial on the Fox Sports Network Dodger Baseball telecast.
Kyle R. about 6 years ago from Las Vegas
Great video! What a day brightener! :-)
Kyle R. about 6 years ago from Las Vegas
This commercial was truly the best one i have ever seen!! It gets across the message of optimism so well and surprises you at the end with the kids reaction!!! great work!
Lindsey A. about 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA
The Greatest commercial made me laugh on a day I really needed a pick me up.
Jennifer H. about 6 years ago from Texas
The best yet. Please keep on...
Alain C. about 6 years ago from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
This commercial put a smile on my face. Thank you!
Bryan E. about 6 years ago from Erlanger, KY
Yes, turn it around, turn it all around because you are the greatest just being you, my son loved this one!!!
C. Mari about 6 years ago from Prince George, BC
I saw a portion of your "THE GREATEST" on TxCN and searched for you as I was able to backup my TV to get your website. I am past President of the oldest Optimist Club in Texas, Houston's Downtown Optimist Club. This club has been around for over 90 years and still does some interesting things...but we have no comparison to the past. Boy's & Girl's Harbor, which houses close to 100 displaced children, was started by one of members when he died by his willing us his beach house. We appreciate what you do.
Robert D about 6 years ago from Jersey Village, Texas