A charming MetLife commercial advertises the fact that a child is worth sacrificing for.
“A child’s future is worth every sacrifice,” reads message at the end of the commercial.
This is a very true statement for reasons other than financial reasons. As pro-lifers we realize that many parents sacrifice for their children even before they are born.
The MetLife commercial was created in the Hong Kong market and begins with a little girl reading a paper she wrote about her dad for an essay contest.
“Daddy is the sweetest daddy in the world,” the paper begins.
She hands the paper to her father who reads it as he walks her to school.
“Daddy is the most handsome, the smartest,” the letter says.
She continues, “the most clever, the kindest, he is my superman.”
Then….the letter takes a strange turn.
“Daddy wants me to do well at school. Daddy is just great…but…he lies,” the little girl wrote in the paper.
Stunned by this statement, the dad looks at the paper sternly.
“He lies about having a job,” she writes.
“He lies about having money. He lies, that he’s not tired.”
“He lies, that he’s not hungry.”
“He lies that we have everything.”
“He lies, about his happiness.”
“He lies, because of me.”
I do not know about you- but- tears are rolling down my cheeks. What a precious message about a father and daughter.
The look at the dad’s face as he finishes the letter and embraces his daughter is priceless:
Watch here- grab a Kleenex: