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About This TV Commercial

Some of FBL's spots, including "Umpire," tell a story from a person's youth, several decades ago. For these spots, the art department is charged with getting clothing (such as baseball uniforms) that matches that period in history. Some of these spots also necessitate period cars and trucks. Fortunately, most towns have a vintage car club or vehicles that are specifically used for movies. The art department makes contact with these resources to locate just the right vintage car that fits the spot.

Video Transcript

MUSIC: Sometimes it’s the hardest thing to choose…
VOICEOVER: My father was a great hitter, but he knew that life was about more than just one game.
MUSIC: Because every choice that you made is born somewhere in between who you are today and who you’d like to be. And no matter that decision there will be one more coming through—the easy way out or the right thing to do.
VOICEOVER: So when that umpire made a bad call and ended the game for dad and then needed help with his car, my father made the right call.
ANNCR/SUPER: Helping others, the right choice. Pass it On… A message from The Foundation for a Better Life.

Right Choices. Pass It On!

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Pass It On®

Umpires can make bad calls! I know because I umpired many games! It's nice to have someone on your side-to help you out:)
c.b., penna.

very emotional and wonderful messages here. Thank you !!
Susan , Akron, Ohio

Helping others is a very good pratice of love.
Geor, Florida

You guys must put a lot of thought in these videos,and it shows! Thanks for all you do!
luther b, tennessee

The power of forgiveness shown in this short film brings me great joy. We all need each other, and when we can care about someone and help another person, especially one we're angry at, we show our humanity at its best.
Jim H., Arcata, CA

This is another one of my favorites. Helping others not only builds character, but it just feels so good.
Rick Hunter, Winston-Salem, NC

These commercials are a breath of fresh air when you are going through a rough time...
L. Llamas, Corpus Christi TX

I love these commercials! They are just so inspirational!
Michelle, Redwood City, CA

Watching these commercials is very inspiring an very informational.
Angel, Sandhills

Thank you so very much, for the inspiration and hope.
Daylon, F, Alabama

Thanks for the reminder of what is really important. Truth is easy to see when presented from the heart.
seve W, pocatello idaho

What is the song title and who is the artist?
Sylvia K., Pasadena, CA

Thank you so very much, for the inspiration and hope.
Stacy W., Florida

Thank you for highlighting these human virtues and giving them much needed air time!
KK T., Eureka, CA

I love your messages. But every time I play one on my computer the video stalls out once our twice.
James E., Colorado Springs

I truly enjoyed all the Values.com commercials. Please keep them coming. America needs them during these hard times and through our good times.
Lola F., California

I return to your site any time I need a lift and it never fails to deliver. Thanks for helping me keep on through some tough stuff. God bless you!
Curly B, Lafayette, LA, USA

Absolutely the greatest messages because the reflect the Golden Rule
Donovan D, Puget Sound

Amazing video. Oh my goodness... I am on the verge of tears!!!
Alexis W., Spartanburg

Anyone who remembers being brought up the old school way, wow, this is the good stuff!! Thanks for this site!!!!!!!
Kirk R., Las Vegas