The McDonald’s UK Christmas advert has got viewers in tears over the emotional storyline, with some going as far as warning others not to watch it.
This year’s commercial follows a little girl named Matilda and her imaginary friend, Iggy, who is bought to life thanks to her active imagination.
The advert is set to a festive rendition of Cindy Lauper’s hit Time After Time by Mabel, who will be giving 10p from each download to the food charity FareShare.
As Matilda grows up though, she leaves Iggy behind and he becomes a distant memory – until, of course, she is reminded of him during a trip to her local Maccies.
The teen runs home and throws open her wardrobe to find her furry friend and as he comes out the pair reignite their friendship and enjoy their yuletide tradition of putting out treats for the reindeers.
Viewers flooded social media to comment on the advert after it had tugged at their heartstrings, with one person writing: ‘Can’t stop watching the McDonald’s advert and making myself cry. What is wrong with me.’
Echoing a similar sentiment, another penned: ‘Just seen the @McDonalds Christmas Advert and in absolute tears!! What a lovely advert it’s beautiful!!!’
Christmas adverts are officially out in full force, getting the nation in the mood for festivities.
John Lewis launched its offering earlier this month, with other retailers such as Marks and Spencer and Aldi also following suit.
Meanwhile, many are threatening to boycott Tesco over the inclusion of a vaccine pass in its commercial.
In the video, Santa Clause is threatened with the prospect of quarantine – a reference to lockdown restrictions keeping many family and friends apart last year.
However, Santa shows a Covid pass to a border guard, meaning he can keep going with his travel plans and deliver presents around the world.
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