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Heathrow Airport’s first ever Christmas advert is absolutely beautiful

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when advertisers stop trying to peddle their wares and, instead, spread messages of hope, love, and good cheer throughout the land. Or something to that effect, anyway.

This year, we’ve been treated to a plethora of feel-good ads from the likes of John Lewis, M&S, and Sainsbury’s – as well as one important and thought-provoking one from Alzheimer’s UK.

Now, in a strange turn of events, none other than Heathrow Airport have dropped their first ever Christmas advert – and it’s an absolute humdinger.


Read more: Watch the new John Lewis Christmas 2016 advert here


During the short film, we follow two teddy bears – all dressed up in their winter finery – as they fly home for Christmas.

The cuddly stars of Heathrow's Christmas advert

The cuddly stars of Heathrow's Christmas advert

Their struggle at the airport is all too real; their suitcases are difficult to snaffle off the conveyor belt, the duty-free gifts are all too enticing, and the hustle and bustle of it all is a little too much for them to bear (sorry, not sorry).

When they reach the arrivals lounge, they glance around nervously at all the people gathered their waiting to greet their loved ones – and, as two overjoyed children pelt their way towards them, that’s when something magical happens…

Watch it for yourself below:

That’s right, they were humans all along!


Read more: James Corden stars (and sings) in catchy new Christmas 2016 advert


Speaking to The Drum about the advert, Heathrow’s commercial director Jonathan Coen, said: “Christmas is my favourite time of year at Heathrow – the airport is abuzz with families and friends reuniting for this special time of year.

“We love the film and hope the bears’ journey through the airport captures that excitement you feel when walking through Heathrow arrivals into the arms of your loved ones at Christmas.”

Excuse us a moment, we just have a little something in our eye…

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