Happy Friday to all, and a very special Happy Father’s Day to all my fellow Dads out there. It’s a special Father’s Day for me, of course, as it’s my first-ever one as a Daddy myself; really looking forward to it.
Our first story today is a pretty moving video and a terrific idea from a YouTube-backed group called Field Day, which brings together filmmakers with unique vision and turns them loose to make videos.
This video is called “100 Years of Beauty,” and I think it’s fabulous. The concept is this: A real-life couple named Kristie and Tavis who’re about to get married and who appear to be in their 20’s are shown, thanks to makeup and costumes, what they’ll look like to each other over the next 70 years or so. The man’s reaction to seeing her each ftime is sweet and special, and she has some great comments about his reaction as well.
Really cool concept, and judging by their reactions, I think these two have a long, happy life together ahead of them.
**Next up, Toyota of Japan has put out a pretty sweet Father’s Day commercial. It’s a little more than three minutes long, and the first half shows a father and daughter as she grows up, from the father’s point of view. It’s touching and sweet.
Then we see everything from the daughter’s perspective, and it’s even sweeter. What a great ad.
Finally today, proof that not everything that gets lost at airports is lost forever.
Meet Owen, a 6-year-old boy who recently flew from Tampa to Texas. Before the flight the tyke lost his stuffed tiger, named Hobbes, who was made for him by a clearly-loving aunt in Texas, his mom, Amanda Lake, told NPR.
Well not only was Hobbes found and returned to Owen, but the boy got to see all the fun Hobbes had while at the airport. The staff at Tampa International took the time to take photos of the tiger all around the site, and sent them to Owen as well when Hobbes was returned.
Hobbes had some gelato, played some Jenga, and did other fun stuff. So cool that the airport employees did this for a little boy they’ll never meet…
When Owen returned from Texas, he was reunited with Hobbes and given a bound book of photographs that showed what his tiger had been up to.
It was all the brainchild of Airport Operations Center Manager Tony D’Aiuto, who says he used a coupon to make the photo book at a drugstore. The story is drawing wide attention — after all, it’s rather rare to see a heartwarming story emerge from an airport, particularly at the start of the summer travel season.
“It was very, very sweet,” Lake said in a news release from the airport. “We already told him over and over that Hobbes was on an adventure so it was nice to get back and show him that Hobbes really had been on an adventure.”