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People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story
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People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

“I am an old fart who is rather on the wrong side of 40 so I’m not overly well-versed in the art of efficient internetting,” wrote an anonymous dad 9 months ago in what became probably one of the most beautiful posts submitted on the subreddit “Relationship advice.”

After his only son came home with a friend to spend quarantine together, dad was seeking advice: “How do I let them know it’s okay?” The heartwarming post has since gone viral and you can read it in full in Bored Panda’s article right here.

Fast forward to Christmas holidays and Doritos Mexico released the 2-minute commercial “El mejor regalo,” which translates to “the best gift.” The beautiful clip is based on the same heartwarming story written by the same dad wondering how to show his support to his gay son.

It has amassed almost 14.5 million views on Doritos’ YouTube channel and touched way too many hearts to count, making everyone tear up on the way. Tune in for the beautiful story below, which shows that the best gift, after all, is accepting everyone just the way they are.

This touching Doritos commercial is based on a real dad’s Reddit post that asked for advice in showing his support to his gay son

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

The 2-minute emotional clip starts with the son and his secret boyfriend coming to dad’s to spend the quarantine together

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

But when they think they can hide their love, dad’s heart can see everything

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

And one day, dad decided to go on Reddit to ask for advice

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

Just like in the clip so, in real life, dad wrote it all in the most heart-warming post on the subreddit for relationship advice and it went viral

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

This is the most important question the dad needed help with

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

People online were more than happy to help with thoughtful advice

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

And the dad, he found his answer

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

Image credits: Doritos MX

The heartwarming clip almost makes you forget you’re watching a chips commercial. It’s only at the end of it that the Doritos Rainbow logo is seen on the screen.

The Doritos Rainbow project first aired back in 2015, when the leading chips brand unveiled the internet-famous Doritos in rainbow colors. This new limited-edition flavor was only available if you made a donation to the It Gets Better Project, a campaign that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.

The company now aims to continue its diversity campaign over 2021 as part of the #PrideAllYear campaign that collects stories shared by consumers.

Here’s the original Reddit post that Doritos’ commercial is based on

People Are Applauding Doritos For This Ad Featuring A Dad And His Gay Son, That Is Based On A True Story

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Watch the full clip in English right here

Image credits: Alfred Verhoeven

The marketing director at Doritos Mexico, Eduardo Córdoba, commented: “We’re really proud of the accomplishments that have been achieved with Doritos Rainbow. We believe the moment is right to show that our commitment extends beyond a proud celebration every June.”

In Mexico, where macho culture is still very much prominent, “The Best Gift” commercial offers a breath of fresh air for LGBT+ youth, setting a beautiful example of unconditional love and family support.

This coming out story has hit too many hearts to count on social media

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Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
1 year ago

I remember this story! I love that someone decided to film it - it's so sweet.

huttontimothy36
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1 year ago

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Katie Lutesinger lol

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Roland Gosselin
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1 year ago

Expect all the vile homophobic haters to boycott Doritos. Too bad for them, more Nacho Cheese for me!!! :)

unusual spider
Community Member
1 year ago

"Meme Mee" was hateful but being hateful back isn't the right thing to do even though it feels good. Their hatefulness comes from their heart and it's sad that they feel like they need to search out a fight and be cruel to people. They clearly have some problems with self esteem and possibly didn't get a lot of attention growing up. They might never change but being rude and angry towards them won't help. They need kindness because they obviously haven't experienced a lot of it. Nobody is born like that, they definitely went through some things to push them in that direction. They have to deal with their hateful heart every day, we can survive a homophobic comment. Just hope and pray they move on and heal from whatever made them act the way they did.

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wandile dludlu
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1 year ago

Thank you doritos for not trying to push your product

Deal _Anneal
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1 year ago

hahahhaha product placement? nahhhh i don't see it

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Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
1 year ago

I remember this story! I love that someone decided to film it - it's so sweet.

huttontimothy36
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1 year ago

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Katie Lutesinger lol

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Roland Gosselin
Community Member
1 year ago

Expect all the vile homophobic haters to boycott Doritos. Too bad for them, more Nacho Cheese for me!!! :)

unusual spider
Community Member
1 year ago

"Meme Mee" was hateful but being hateful back isn't the right thing to do even though it feels good. Their hatefulness comes from their heart and it's sad that they feel like they need to search out a fight and be cruel to people. They clearly have some problems with self esteem and possibly didn't get a lot of attention growing up. They might never change but being rude and angry towards them won't help. They need kindness because they obviously haven't experienced a lot of it. Nobody is born like that, they definitely went through some things to push them in that direction. They have to deal with their hateful heart every day, we can survive a homophobic comment. Just hope and pray they move on and heal from whatever made them act the way they did.

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank you doritos for not trying to push your product

Deal _Anneal
Community Member
1 year ago

hahahhaha product placement? nahhhh i don't see it

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