German commercial gets big emotional response online

German supermarket corporation Edeka released a commercial for the holidays that has elicited a major emotional response online.

The viral video, which has been viewed more than 40 million times, has a strong message about the importance of family during the holidays.

Many commenters on the company’s Facebook page are in support of the strong message, but express that watching the clip hurts a little. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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