With more than 76m views on Facebook, we reckon it just might be

Report image
extra-gum-advert-homemade

Via: YouTube/ ExtraGum

The Christmas battle for blub-worthy adverts has yet to commence, but someone has already come in and surprised us all. 

 

Yes, Extra Gum (not the most romantic of brands, traditionally) has unleashed a total sob fest upon the unsuspecting British public. The offering, which has clocked up more than 4m views on YouTube since Wednesday, tells the emotional story of a pair of school-age lovers whose eyes meet over a pile of dropped text books. 

 

After dates, lots of in-car kissing and their prom, they face the ultimate test: leaving home for university and a relationship made up of snatched Skype conversations. 

The advert that has the nation reaching for their hankies …

As is the way with these things, though, it all works out. (We won't spoil the end for you – watch it and see.) 

 

 

 

Like this? Then try these:

 

 

And for more fun foodie stuff direct to your inbox sign up to our weekly newsletter