Student’s Adidas Commercial Is Everything Advertising Should Be | The Huffington Post

The finish will make you stand up and cheer.

Source: Student’s Adidas Commercial Is Everything Advertising Should Be | The Huffington Post

This a commercial that Adidas or any other running shoe brand should have made – it was outstanding!

Yeah, I had tears at the end of this one. I could understand his frustrations and hope that he did more than a few steps. I hope he ran until he had to stop, looked up at the sky, found a nice tree to sit under and went home.

Home is not that damn nursing home.

Sometimes they forget to let people live in nursing homes, life is more than pills, sitting in a chair looking out a window waiting to be dead. I watched my Grandfather die a slow death in one. I promised myself then that if I ever end up in one, that they are going to have to work to keep me in, unless I am totally unable to move.

I hope the old runner that we all will become remember this commercial when we are and goes for that last run with a smile on our faces, the windsong in our ears and the beauty that surrounds us on that last run.

5 thoughts on “Student’s Adidas Commercial Is Everything Advertising Should Be | The Huffington Post

  1. Do we know it’s our last run when it is?
    And I agree, this is a great commercial with an important message about nursing homes in general. A few months ago, there was a German TV movie (not to be confused with its US equivalents) about a former runner who ended up in a nursing home and set out to run the Berliner marathon… and faced similar pressure from the doctors/nurses in the home to not run. Of course, in the end he did make it to the marathon and in the process inspired the others living there to pursue their own goals. Just because you’re closer to death doesn’t mean you have to stop living.

    1. That is the problem with many nursing homes, they don’t want the “residents” to live, they want them docile, easy to manage and not inconvenience others with their interests, especially if it outside of the building, like running or even walking are discouraged. That is a motivating story, but I imagine that he had a lot of obstacles to overcome, not the least of which was his competency to make decisions for himself about when he could leave the facility unsupervised.

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