What’s the best part of the Super Bowl? The football, the fans, the food? I think we can all agree that the elaborate commercials top everyone’s favorite list on Super Bowl Sunday, and Budweiser plans on charming the pants off of viewers again this year with the sequel to its famous “Brotherhood” commercial, staring one very endearing Clydesdale horse being reunited with his breeder in a tear-jerking sixty second advertisement.
How can Budweiser top last year’s advertisement you ask? By adding in a puppy! Come on, we all know puppies are the remedy for everything, right? This year’s “Puppy Love” commercial features a puppy adoption center adjacent to where the beer company raises its iconic Clydesdale horses, and one determined Labrador Retriever puppy continually escapes the adoption center to visit his best buddy, a Clydesdale horse, only to be returned to his home again and again by the owner of the farm.
The joy and love shared between the two pals (who could not be more opposite) once they are reunited is palpable, showing that love comes in all forms and dissolves all boundaries.
While we adore this heartfelt message, Budweiser could have done homeless animals everywhere a gigantic favor by replacing the puppy adoption farm with an animal adoption shelter and sending the message that shelter adoption is always immensely favorable over puppy breeding. So expect to cry into your vegan wings and beer this Super Bowl Sunday, and if you feel so inclined, there are many animals in need of loving homes at adoption shelters across the country. Happy Super Bowl Sunday!
Photo Credit: Budweiser/Puppy Love