Rants and What Nots | Relationships

That Viral Jollibee Commercial: #Vow

February 10, 2017

#Vow #KwentongJollibeeValentineSeries
When you thought it was going to be a happy ending… #Expectation

I’m sure you’ve seen the newest Jollibee commercial. It’s been going around Facebook, so I’m sure if you’ve not seen it, you’ll see it soon enough. It’s called Vow, by the way.

The one where it starts as any other love story starts, man 🀡 waits at the altar while he reminisces about good times as the bride πŸ‘° walks down the aisle looking oh so gorgeous in her gown. Man reminisces about how he first saw her in Jollibee and they happened to order the same thing, 2 piece Chicken Joy with Extra Rice and a drink upgraded to Pineapple juice, seriously though, who the hell drinks pineapple juice?😳 I mean, if you do, good for you!πŸ˜€

Anyway, he tells the tale of how he’s always there for her, while a montage of past events show on screen as a flashback, he’s there when her car breaks down, he’s there all the time, you get the idea. And then just as she approaches the end of the altar, he steps aside to reveal the groom behind him.😱And we’re all like 😭😭😭!

I was like, what the hell Jollibee?! Why? I thought you said “Bida ang Saya!”, this is NOT masaya at all!😭

The harsh truth!😭 #Reality

Although I’d have to give it to whoever did this ad, they were successful at making a viral commercial and I hate commercials, but now, I find myself actually wanting to watch the commercials, people today are so much more creative. This one didn’t really make me cry, but it did make me sad to the point where I felt like I had the sniffles.😒

It’s had mixed reception from the audience though, some people love it, others think it’s shallow and dwells too much on how much of a loser the guy was and others think it was done just to get some #hugot, whatever that really means.πŸ˜•

I think it’s not shallow at all. I think although the dude appears to be a loser because he didn’t get the girl, in the end, he has shown the actual meaning of what it is to LOVE. And that’s what makes me feel for him.

I’m not talking about the kind of love that everyone thinks it is, it’s the kind of love that God says it is,

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient, love is kind.

He’s shown immense patience, throughout his montage of memories, he’s been there for her all the time, and even though he was probably hurting because his feelings weren’t being reciprocated, he was always kind. He even said it himself in the video, “I’ll be patient with you at all times…”

It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth.

Although he could have, he didn’t try to take her away from the man she was going to marry, he could have, that’s easy, they have a history of friendship and the girl cares for him for sure, but he spared her feelings from being confused and just loved her without expecting anything in return. He didn’t dishonor her or the other guy and he definitely didn’t have an agenda.

The truth that he can’t be with her probably hurt like hell, but it is what it is and he was happy just loving her.

Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

He says during his flashback montage, “I’ll always be here for you…”, and he was, until the end when he gave her away to the man she loved.

He protected her by sparing her from emotional turmoil, if he confessed his feelings and she didn’t feel the same way, she’d be guilt ridden and would feel horrible and would start questioning her past actions, thinking about if she’d led him on and stuff like that. He trusted and hoped and he persevered. Sure, in the end he didn’t get the girl, but he got more than that. Self-fulfillment. 

So, do I think this commercial was shallow? No. More than anything else, I think it’s perfect for today’s generation because more young people are quick to believe they’re in love when really, they’re lusty. They confuse lust for love and the true meaning of what it means to love is lost.

In this generation of ME, ME, ME and looking out for ME is the top priority, this is just what this generation needs, to learn what it means to gain fulfillment from learning about what love truly is.❀️ And hey, we can all use a reminder of how to love others more, without expecting anything in return and being happy for simply loving others. That’s what the world needs now, more love.πŸ’•

Jollibee also posted the perfect caption to their video: “To all those who found joy in loving unconditionally.” Good job Jollibee!πŸ‘

Damn though, now I want a Chicken Joy!πŸ—πŸ˜‹

Haven’t seen the video? Watch it below, courtesy of the Jollibee Facebook Page.

Hit me baby, one more time!

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