In honor of the NFL Super Bowl, which has become almost more popular for the half-time show and commercials than the game itself: I saw this commercial at church yesterday and loved it. Duracell tells the story of Seattle Seahawks hearing-impaired fullback Derrick Coleman, playing in football’s biggest game despite challenges and doubters.
After seeing the commercial a nine-year-old deaf girl wrote a letter to Coleman, which her father tweeted. When the letter made its way to Coleman, he wrote his young fan a personal letter in reply. Coleman met the girl and her twin sister on Good Morning America, where he surprised them with Super Bowl tickets for their whole family.
Though the Super Bowl is still later today, I doubt I will see a better commercial on what is likely the biggest TV ad day of the year:
“When Kids In Third World Countries Read First World Problems, They Suddenly Don’t Feel Like Problems” (from EliteDaily.com):
By Robert Gordon
“Ah, First World Problems. If you live in a western country, for one reason or another, you’re probably guilty of uttering one of these phrases.
Sure, minor inconveniences can really make a day unpleasant, but when put into perspective, having cold leather seats when you get into your car during the winter isn’t the end of the world.
Not having clean water, however, is an entirely different story. In order to highlight what “problems” actually are, Water Is Life launched the “First World Problems Anthem” video last year.
The video consists of people in the Third World reading tweets that were labeled with the hashtag #FirstWorldProblems. The stark contrast is sure to make the line at Starbucks seem like much less of a big deal.”
A big THANK YOU to Christine B. for featuring me as her “Reader of the Month!” Christine allowed me to tell my story in an article on her blog “Project Light to Life.”