How many times in life have you not gone after your dreams because you believed that they weren’t possible for you to achieve?
Us humans often underestimate ourselves to the point where we’ll decide that a dream isn’t possible for us – even if it’s something that we really want. We’re programmed to think that certain things that we want can only happen to one particular type of person – and if we’re not that person, then we might as well quit before we’ve even started.
But one commercial hopes to change the way we see life and remind us that our opportunities are always limitless.
The ad tells the story of a small donkey who’s always dreamed of being a Budweiser Clydesdale. Despite being at least half the size of the horses, the donkey never gives up on his dream, and after lots of practice and commitment, his dream is eventually realized. It’s a pretty touching story, and it’s really made us realize that if you want something bad enough, you can get it!
A classic Budweiser commercial featuring their signature Clydesdale horses had re-emerged again, and the whole internet is going crazy for it. The ad was shared onto YouTube by bulls7123, and since being posted four years ago it’s racked up an impressive 7.9 million views, as well as thousands of likes and comments.
The video begins with a little donkey looking out over the fence to the road ahead of him.
He’s watching as some majestic Clydesdale horses trot past pulling a carriage holding some barrels of Budweiser. The donkey does his own narration, and as he stares wistfully at the horses as they pass, he says,
“Ever since I was born, I dreamed of being a Budweiser clydesdale. Only problem is, I was born a donkey.”
But the donkey is determined, and he’s not about to give up that easy. Even though he was born a donkey, he believes that he can do the same job as a Clydesdale horse – and that belief is enough to motivate him to begin practicing. The video cuts to the donkey trotting in a perfect circle around his field, as well as pulling an empty cart along behind him, as the donkey says,
“So all my life, I practiced the clydesdale walk, and the clydesdale pull. I even tried hair extensions on my legs – and then came my big interview.”
Suddenly, the day is here, and the donkey is about to go and prove himself to all the Clydesdales. He walks into the stables nervously, and each horse is lined up impressively in front of the small donkey. Will they be able to see his potential?
“They looked me in the eye and said, “What makes you think you can be a clydesdale, son?” And what was my answer?” The donkey asks.
In response, he then opens his mouth and does the biggest hee-haw you’ve ever heard! The sound of it must have instantly impressed the horses, because the clip then cuts to the donkey pulling the carriage with the horses, with the narration concluding,
“I must have said something right.”
We can’t help feeling emotional as the donkey pulls the carriage past the field where he used to stand and look out wistfully.
If this commercial proves anything, it’s that we should all reach for our goals – because you never know what you might achieve! Watch the sweet video below.
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