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About This TV Commercial

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.

Transcript

Boy: I’m the greatest hitter in the world!
Strike One.
I’m the greatest hitter in the world!
Strike Two.
Hmmm.
I’m the greatest hitter in the world!
Strike Three.
Wow…
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

Pass It On®

Your Comments

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 2 days ago from Malaysia

My kind of web !!!
Eduardo Palacio 9 days ago from Santa Ana, Ca.

This spot really grabbed me because the boy looks so much like my precious grandson.
Alfred 25 days 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 about 1 month ago from UK

Love the optimism. The Kenny Rogers song has been one of my favorites for years.
Love Country Music about 1 month ago from Heartland

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