Pass It On®

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.

Video Transcript

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

Optimism. Pass It On!

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Pass It On®

My favorite message in a long time. We should all look at life in a positive way.
Deborah , Asheville, NC

what things can be learned from a child
Larry, Santa Fe

Never Give Up ....Keep Looking Up !!!!
Brian, Florida

Hal's beautiful grandson and so much hope and promise for the future and life
Kimberly, Garner.....

I like it!

Really inspiring message. TVM
Hector, St_Adelaide Mexico

Inspirational and perfect for my presentation to elementary teachers.
Ann, elementary school

Inspirational and perfect for my presentation to elementary teachers.
Lori, elementary school (psychologist)

that is funny


Just saw this ad from TV that was playing in the background as I finished my last cup of coffee. I stopped me in my tracks! So powerful, that I took time out to look you up on FB, like your page and share the message. Keep up the GREAT work! Sending everyone Blessings.
MustangTrax, Tucson, AZ

Just love his face and expressions. Wonderful commercial.
Lynda M., Sunnyvale, CA

I'm inspired by this video.
Vitalis Dexter, Mauritius

Canada Day, 2014 - this is STILL my favourite commercial of all time!
Cynthia, Dundas, Ontario, Canada

I love the excitement he gives... i need to take a page from his book
Cassandra, 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, Malaysia

My kind of web !!!
Eduardo Palacio, Santa Ana, Ca.

This spot really grabbed me because the boy looks so much like my precious grandson.
Alfred, Texas

There is a whole social network based on favorite words out there: (a perfect name) - it's intriguing.
Evie, UK

Love the optimism. The Kenny Rogers song has been one of my favorites for years.
Love Country Music, Heartland