Jun 30, 2010  •  In Korean, Personal, Touching, Web

Google’s “Graduation”: A Commercial Guaranteed to Bring Tears to Your Eyes

I may be pregnant and hormonal, but I TOTALLY CRIED watching this Google commercial and I’m not ashamed to admit it.

This video holds special significance to anyone like me whose parents sacrificed everything to immigrate to a foreign country — a land where they did not know the language, where they were (and continue to be) ostracized for being a minority, where they work 80-hour weeks in the service industry, where they do not take a single vacation in YEARS — in order to provide good education, more opportunities and a better life for their children.

I love you, umma and appa.

Via Angry Asian Man.

6 Responses to “Google’s “Graduation”: A Commercial Guaranteed to Bring Tears to Your Eyes”

  1. sandy:

    I’m not pregnant and I cried too :) My parents also came to the US to give me a better life and now that I’m "grown-up" I truly appreciate the hard work and sacrifice they made for me. When I was growing up I hardly saw my dad because he worked 7 days a week at Boeing so he could pay for me to go to college. My Dad finally retired this spring…I’m so proud of him.

  2. lisa:

    such a beautiful video..

  3. that was so sweet, i can definitely relate.

  4. YAY! I love this. Teary eyed and not even pregnant.

  5. How sweet! This made me, a fellow second-generation American, tear up as well– we’re so blessed to have such wonderful parents.

  6. campony:

    Does anyone know who plays the piano for this ad?

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