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BBC One's Christmas advert is making everyone cry with its heartwarming tale

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As the annual Christmas adverts keep on coming, BBC One has added their creative input into the mix… and it’s every bit as tear-jerking as you’d expect. 

From John Lewis’ friendly monster under the bed, to Marks and Spencer’s take on the iconic character of Paddington Bear, nothing quite says Christmas is coming like a festive-filled advert.

But it’s BBC One’s animated tale about a father and daughter duo, entitled Supporting Act, which is currently pulling at people’s heartstrings in the run up to Christmas Day.

The colourful animation sees a young girl practising her dance moves non-stop for her school’s annual Christmas show – but, sadly, her dad is seemingly too busy with work to take any notice.

When the big day rolls around, the young girl’s confidence dissipates as soon as she steps onto the stage: it’s at this point that her dad proves us all wrong, stepping up and running through the entire routine with her.

And, with the likes of Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson’s hit tune, Symphony, in the mix, the finished result is truly glorious. 

Watch it for yourself:

It should come as little surprise to learn that some social media users on Twitter have been reduced to tears by the mini-movie.     

“Awww, BBC dancing, children, family, bumbling dads, aspiration, talent - Supporting Act moved me to tears,” one user wrote.

“I’m not crying, you are,” another user posted.

“Honestly, it’s too early for tears but the dad was awesome with his dance moves,” another user said.

“It’s too early for tears but here I am crying at BBC One’s Christmas advert,” one user commented.

We’ve been won over, once again. 

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Susan Devaney is a digital journalist for Stylist.co.uk, writing about fashion, beauty, travel, feminism, and everything else in-between.

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