Technology is not always a bad thing, and just like the ad shows, it can help you remember the little things in life.
Google's Super Bowl LIV ad had eyes welling up, and they all took to social media to say they cried! In the ad, a man types “How to not forget” into Google as he tries to remember the love of his life, Loretta. Google's AI takes a note of the command and then pulls up pictures from a vacation they took when they were much younger. In the background, the man can be heard chuckling as he goes through all the memories. He then goes on to randomly speak about their memories while Google just keeps taking notes for him. This basically shows how technology can help you remember your loved ones, long after they're gone, reports WGN 9.
Google aired its first-ever commercial 10 years ago, during the 2020 Super Bowl, according to a blog. It reads: The ad reflects our goal to build products that help people in their daily lives, in both big and small ways. Sometimes that’s finding a location, sometimes it’s playing a favorite movie, and sometimes it’s using the Google Assistant to remember meaningful details. Apparently, there are a lot of similarities between their first ad and their most recent one.
“Loretta” has a few other things in common with our “Parisian Love” commercial from 10 years ago. Both are simple love stories told through the lens of our products. Both were inspired by real people—in fact, the voice you hear throughout “Loretta” is the grandfather of a Googler, whose story we drew from to create the ad. At 85, to an audience of millions, he’ll be making his film debut. We couldn’t be happier for him.
Okay but like, that Google Loretta ad at the superbowl amirite?— !ᶜⁱᵃʳᵃ🌾시아라 (@Vlnland1) February 3, 2020
I was hysterically sobbing.
The emotional video has raked over 11M views. Lots of people shared the ad on Twitter, saying how they just could not control their tears. A user named Broman wrote: I wanted to comment on this commercial in particular as an example of a practical application of technology allowing us to extend our memory and live a fuller life regardless of age It’s also a dynamite ad, well-done google. Clinton Jeff added: Really hit me hard since my mom recently got diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimers and it's been a bit of a struggle for my Dad and me to help her remember things.
Great now I have tears in my eyes and I can't see the game on TV! I said 'oh' through the entire commercial! Casablanca is my all time favourite movie too! So sweet! Thanks Google!— CountryGirl (@ClarkeMary007) February 3, 2020
Jay shared: That Google Super Bowl ad hit extra hard because my grandma's name is Loretta and she's getting really old and I definitely wasn't crying for 5 mins after it went off. There are several advertisements that make you feel certain emotions like recently, a hardware store came out with a low-key Christmas commercial. The ad that costs only $130 to make has a simple message, urging viewers to be a kid all over again.