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This Polish Christmas Ad Is Going Viral And You’ll Understand Why Once You See It
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This Polish Christmas Ad Is Going Viral And You’ll Understand Why Once You See It

Allegro, the most popular Polish online auction has released a touching Christmas commercial. It’s a story about an elderly Pole who orders a book called “English For Beginners” and starts a mission to learn a new language.

Created by Warsaw-based agency Bardzo, “English” makes a statement that things can carry a deep and profound purpose. As the old man goes on with his quest we laugh at the funny scenes and can’t help but wonder “Why is he going through all of this?”

More info: YouTube (h/t)

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Sarah Terry
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5 years ago

Who's the jerk cutting onions nearby *sniffle*

Kazandra Asaha
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5 years ago

I'm looking for that jerk as well

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Lady Lavender
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5 years ago

nice and touching.. next year they can do sequel: grandchild learning Polish with grandpa helping

Cathy Johannes
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5 years ago

"I will f****** kill you." Sigh! Funny but sad commentary about culture/movies.

Stephanie Martin
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5 years ago

That made me laugh

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Quant
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5 years ago

I won't deny it, I might have shed a tear or two...

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
5 years ago

This should win best commercial for 2016!!!

Maria Ivanova
Community Member
5 years ago

Immigrants Christmas... Bring tears to my eyes, but I love it! Merry Christmas everyone!

Maryanne White
Community Member
5 years ago

As an American of mostly Polish decent, I wept like a baby missing my Babcia (grandmother) and Djaju (grandfather). Would love to have one more truly Polish Christmas with them!

Sebastian Augustyn
Community Member
5 years ago

Your wrote 'Babcia' correct, however it is 'Dziadziu' for grandfather ;)

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Natalia Derewońko
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm Polish and I love this adv :) And it's nice to see something different on TV than low prizes :) . It's just heartwarming as Christmas should be... Marry Christmas to all of You 😊

Nini
Community Member
5 years ago

No, I did not need my heart, no problem. Truly a heartwarming story - as someone with an international family, I love it!

Relax ! NIE !
Community Member
5 years ago

I`m gonna fuckin kill You :D

penelope
Community Member
5 years ago

Made me almost cry at work!

Diana Anna
Community Member
5 years ago

I love it defiantly made me cry :-( such a sweet advert best one I've seen in a long time :-)

Olkus Chopperman
Community Member
5 years ago

It's even more touching for Poles since a lot of us left the country looking for a better life and hundred of thousands families are broken up this way...

Pol Macqueron
Community Member
5 years ago

And then what wille he say? "I mf*cking kill you" or "I love you"? Just trying to make fun of it but I'm actually deeply moved

sim sim
Community Member
5 years ago

I highly recomend to watch their polish legends series - it's a series of short films (20 min max) that showcase futurustic look on, you guesed it, polish legends. They have the best polish actors as stars and are incredibly well done.

Minh Hồng
Community Member
5 years ago

can you share the links please, i'd love to watch

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JoAnne Klein
Community Member
5 years ago

Poignant and also makes an enormously strong statement about the closeness of families, the difficulties of being far apart, and the joy of coming together. A wonderful story about holidays and their real meaning.

Bo Bednar
Community Member
5 years ago

It's like UP only in real life, not with balloons.

FlowerChild
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5 years ago

Love this!

Đen Nguyễn
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5 years ago

i love you. you are perfect!

Nicole Rosandich
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5 years ago

Oh my heavens, that is a great one!

Veronika Grundova
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5 years ago

So beautiful and funny in the same time :) Iam in tears :)

Evi L
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5 years ago

darn those ninja cutting onions ;-;

Stephanie Martin
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5 years ago

Aww, that made me cry

Dee Leggett
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5 years ago

@CeciliaJudice Perhaps his visit was a complete surprise for the family. Or he asked them not to get him so he could surprise them with his

Princess Batdad
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5 years ago

WHY AM I CRYING????!!!!!!!

Elaine Welsh
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5 years ago

One of the best ads I've seen made me cry 😭👍👌

Sarah Ngakaari Hammond
Community Member
5 years ago

That part at the end when he says he's his Grandpa. Talk about the feels! 😢

Dorota Sawicka
Community Member
5 years ago

piękna reklama! jestem dumna że wymyślili ją Polacy :) Życzę wszystkim spokojnych, spędzonych w gronie rodziny i przyjaciół Świąt!

Łukasz Myka
Community Member
5 years ago

https://youtu.be/v9qmLF9yDs8 :) another one

Natika Rae
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5 years ago

I am not crying. This in no way reminds me of every Polish relative I have watched struggling with English and fills my heart with warmth and glee. Nope nope

Debra Ová
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5 years ago

Why does the little girl not speak Polish? Just because they live in a different country doesn't mean they should abandone their roots

Full Name
Community Member
5 years ago

You watched this and that's your takeaway?

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Amy Carter
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5 years ago

I was waiting for the punch line, but this was soooo much better!

get in
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5 years ago

Now that was too sweet. Nothing to do with Christmas, just being able to converse in English to his new grandson. Sorry, can't tell if it's a girl or boy.

Jacek Pawlowski
Community Member
5 years ago

This is what we call John Lewiski ;)

Lisbeth Hviid Jakobsen
Community Member
5 years ago

*sniffle*...

Kaitlynn Bailey-Park
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5 years ago

So lovely and funny!

Sinope Espedal
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5 years ago

I love it, my eyes get watery every time I get to the end :)

Geco
Community Member
5 years ago

im crying

Marcos Zamarripa
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5 years ago

Noooo, now I'm crying cuz I miss my nieces. :'(

Susanna Vesna
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5 years ago

It is morning and I am tearing up!

Lizzy
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5 years ago

Fantastic!!

Elektra Skepta
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5 years ago

Sobbing. Stupid allergies...

Christopher Jaworski
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5 years ago

check the rest of their commercials theyre genius!

Alex Wickens
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5 years ago

I wish that I could like it more than once

Dimitri Santos
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5 years ago

Super cute

Boboc Daniel
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5 years ago

I was like don't be about alzheimer, glad to be wrong

Bella Rees
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5 years ago

so sweet and funny i love it

rain deer
Community Member
5 years ago

For us, Poles, it is quite sad advertisement. For the son, to whom drove the old man is in the UK, because probably in Poland he could not find a good job, or any job. So he left the country, like many other young Polish people and settled down in UK. Older people remain in Poland, often alone, longing for their children.

Dog
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5 years ago

Bardziej smutne jest to ze ojciec nie uczy dziecka swojego jezyka :P

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Sergio Bicerra
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5 years ago

Hi, i'm in tears :'( Lovely ad.

Sarah Blanche Brinsfield
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5 years ago

All the feels!

Doug Stringham
Community Member
5 years ago

It's a very moving and poignant piece. In the end, these are the types of human connections that we will remember the most and hold dear.

TheReader19
Community Member
5 years ago

Tears any one?

Full Name
Community Member
5 years ago

Like a baby.

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Hollzie Arwen
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5 years ago

When he meet the small girl I thought he was gonna say, "Hi, I'm going to f**king kill you"

Bev Anderson
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5 years ago

I

Bill Passfield
Community Member
5 years ago

He'd have to be a one in a billion Grandpas.

Marek Konopiński
Community Member
5 years ago

yes its a good one ... but this one -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9qmLF9yDs8 is as good as the "english for begginers"

Anna McHugh
Community Member
5 years ago

It would have been funny if he'd bent down and said, 'Hi -You're perfect. I'm gonna f***ing kill you.'

Steph S
Community Member
5 years ago

Someone could have warned about the bad language because I let my little one watch.. ugh 😑 I liked it personally but still next time put warnings on this stuff lol

Mark McKendrick
Community Member
5 years ago

Dragarazzi De Jonge: Exactly!

Nanuli Chitashvili
Community Member
5 years ago

great! I love it, it is amazing, the plot is very deep and meaningful, the last part is especially the best. well done !

Mystique
Community Member
5 years ago

Made me cry when I watched it, then again when I showed it to my kids! So sweet I love it!

Sonia Kwiecinska
Community Member
5 years ago

Please excuse me...I'll just be sitting in a corner crying for a few hours

Ajda Boksic Filipovic
Community Member
5 years ago

<3

Anna Salerno
Community Member
5 years ago

What a feel good video must share this on FB... I loved it!

Janet Williamson
Community Member
5 years ago

:'(

Dylan Barsby
Community Member
5 years ago

Damn you boredpanda. Making my eyes leak again.

Lianna Lukimto
Community Member
5 years ago

soo adorable!!

Ziem Ch
Community Member
5 years ago

The first one from this series is also great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQRogOHSjH8 Like in one Ikea commercial "It doesn't have to be ideal to be perfect" :)

Robert Gleń
Community Member
5 years ago

The previous two were very good as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iTsrettz3c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDiZI8UroeE

Hańka
Community Member
5 years ago

Nice, but... rather similar to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy7fxLwfOnQ&feature=share

Carly Botting
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5 years ago

What has the video got to do with it?

Aleandros Maderek
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5 years ago

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What a terrible video. Poland suffers greatly from braindrain and a low birth rate. Toxic propaganda tries it's best to downplay the devastating effects of families being torn apart by globalization- no one even bothers to pick grandpa up. And why must HE learn english and not the darkskinned grandson?! This is deeply problematic.

Quant
Community Member
5 years ago

Well you only opened an account here to start a flame war, but I'll bite anyway because you're an idiot. People like you should learn something from this, like oh I don't know, acceptance of other people perhaps? Broadening our horizons as human beings. Opening up to differences. You know how I know you're an idiot? It's not because you don't like this ad, it's because of your stipulation of his skin color. You don't even have to be racist, you're just a xenophobe. This ad fights people like you, schmucks that live in the 19th and 20th century, that would prefer to close the borders and simmer in their own pile of... Please do us all a favor and go away.

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Sarah Terry
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5 years ago

Who's the jerk cutting onions nearby *sniffle*

Kazandra Asaha
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm looking for that jerk as well

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Lady Lavender
Community Member
5 years ago

nice and touching.. next year they can do sequel: grandchild learning Polish with grandpa helping

Cathy Johannes
Community Member
5 years ago

"I will f****** kill you." Sigh! Funny but sad commentary about culture/movies.

Stephanie Martin
Community Member
5 years ago

That made me laugh

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Quant
Community Member
5 years ago

I won't deny it, I might have shed a tear or two...

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
5 years ago

This should win best commercial for 2016!!!

Maria Ivanova
Community Member
5 years ago

Immigrants Christmas... Bring tears to my eyes, but I love it! Merry Christmas everyone!

Maryanne White
Community Member
5 years ago

As an American of mostly Polish decent, I wept like a baby missing my Babcia (grandmother) and Djaju (grandfather). Would love to have one more truly Polish Christmas with them!

Sebastian Augustyn
Community Member
5 years ago

Your wrote 'Babcia' correct, however it is 'Dziadziu' for grandfather ;)

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Natalia Derewońko
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm Polish and I love this adv :) And it's nice to see something different on TV than low prizes :) . It's just heartwarming as Christmas should be... Marry Christmas to all of You 😊

Nini
Community Member
5 years ago

No, I did not need my heart, no problem. Truly a heartwarming story - as someone with an international family, I love it!

Relax ! NIE !
Community Member
5 years ago

I`m gonna fuckin kill You :D

penelope
Community Member
5 years ago

Made me almost cry at work!

Diana Anna
Community Member
5 years ago

I love it defiantly made me cry :-( such a sweet advert best one I've seen in a long time :-)

Olkus Chopperman
Community Member
5 years ago

It's even more touching for Poles since a lot of us left the country looking for a better life and hundred of thousands families are broken up this way...

Pol Macqueron
Community Member
5 years ago

And then what wille he say? "I mf*cking kill you" or "I love you"? Just trying to make fun of it but I'm actually deeply moved

sim sim
Community Member
5 years ago

I highly recomend to watch their polish legends series - it's a series of short films (20 min max) that showcase futurustic look on, you guesed it, polish legends. They have the best polish actors as stars and are incredibly well done.

Minh Hồng
Community Member
5 years ago

can you share the links please, i'd love to watch

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JoAnne Klein
Community Member
5 years ago

Poignant and also makes an enormously strong statement about the closeness of families, the difficulties of being far apart, and the joy of coming together. A wonderful story about holidays and their real meaning.

Bo Bednar
Community Member
5 years ago

It's like UP only in real life, not with balloons.

FlowerChild
Community Member
5 years ago

Love this!

Đen Nguyễn
Community Member
5 years ago

i love you. you are perfect!

Nicole Rosandich
Community Member
5 years ago

Oh my heavens, that is a great one!

Veronika Grundova
Community Member
5 years ago

So beautiful and funny in the same time :) Iam in tears :)

Evi L
Community Member
5 years ago

darn those ninja cutting onions ;-;

Stephanie Martin
Community Member
5 years ago

Aww, that made me cry

Dee Leggett
Community Member
5 years ago

@CeciliaJudice Perhaps his visit was a complete surprise for the family. Or he asked them not to get him so he could surprise them with his

Princess Batdad
Community Member
5 years ago

WHY AM I CRYING????!!!!!!!

Elaine Welsh
Community Member
5 years ago

One of the best ads I've seen made me cry 😭👍👌

Sarah Ngakaari Hammond
Community Member
5 years ago

That part at the end when he says he's his Grandpa. Talk about the feels! 😢

Dorota Sawicka
Community Member
5 years ago

piękna reklama! jestem dumna że wymyślili ją Polacy :) Życzę wszystkim spokojnych, spędzonych w gronie rodziny i przyjaciół Świąt!

Łukasz Myka
Community Member
5 years ago

https://youtu.be/v9qmLF9yDs8 :) another one

Natika Rae
Community Member
5 years ago

I am not crying. This in no way reminds me of every Polish relative I have watched struggling with English and fills my heart with warmth and glee. Nope nope

Debra Ová
Community Member
5 years ago

Why does the little girl not speak Polish? Just because they live in a different country doesn't mean they should abandone their roots

Full Name
Community Member
5 years ago

You watched this and that's your takeaway?

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Amy Carter
Community Member
5 years ago

I was waiting for the punch line, but this was soooo much better!

get in
Community Member
5 years ago

Now that was too sweet. Nothing to do with Christmas, just being able to converse in English to his new grandson. Sorry, can't tell if it's a girl or boy.

Jacek Pawlowski
Community Member
5 years ago

This is what we call John Lewiski ;)

Lisbeth Hviid Jakobsen
Community Member
5 years ago

*sniffle*...

Kaitlynn Bailey-Park
Community Member
5 years ago

So lovely and funny!

Sinope Espedal
Community Member
5 years ago

I love it, my eyes get watery every time I get to the end :)

Geco
Community Member
5 years ago

im crying

Marcos Zamarripa
Community Member
5 years ago

Noooo, now I'm crying cuz I miss my nieces. :'(

Susanna Vesna
Community Member
5 years ago

It is morning and I am tearing up!

Lizzy
Community Member
5 years ago

Fantastic!!

Elektra Skepta
Community Member
5 years ago

Sobbing. Stupid allergies...

Christopher Jaworski
Community Member
5 years ago

check the rest of their commercials theyre genius!

Alex Wickens
Community Member
5 years ago

I wish that I could like it more than once

Dimitri Santos
Community Member
5 years ago

Super cute

Boboc Daniel
Community Member
5 years ago

I was like don't be about alzheimer, glad to be wrong

Bella Rees
Community Member
5 years ago

so sweet and funny i love it

rain deer
Community Member
5 years ago

For us, Poles, it is quite sad advertisement. For the son, to whom drove the old man is in the UK, because probably in Poland he could not find a good job, or any job. So he left the country, like many other young Polish people and settled down in UK. Older people remain in Poland, often alone, longing for their children.

Dog
Community Member
5 years ago

Bardziej smutne jest to ze ojciec nie uczy dziecka swojego jezyka :P

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Sergio Bicerra
Community Member
5 years ago

Hi, i'm in tears :'( Lovely ad.

Sarah Blanche Brinsfield
Community Member
5 years ago

All the feels!

Doug Stringham
Community Member
5 years ago

It's a very moving and poignant piece. In the end, these are the types of human connections that we will remember the most and hold dear.

TheReader19
Community Member
5 years ago

Tears any one?

Full Name
Community Member
5 years ago

Like a baby.

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Hollzie Arwen
Community Member
5 years ago

When he meet the small girl I thought he was gonna say, "Hi, I'm going to f**king kill you"

Bev Anderson
Community Member
5 years ago

I

Bill Passfield
Community Member
5 years ago

He'd have to be a one in a billion Grandpas.

Marek Konopiński
Community Member
5 years ago

yes its a good one ... but this one -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9qmLF9yDs8 is as good as the "english for begginers"

Anna McHugh
Community Member
5 years ago

It would have been funny if he'd bent down and said, 'Hi -You're perfect. I'm gonna f***ing kill you.'

Steph S
Community Member
5 years ago

Someone could have warned about the bad language because I let my little one watch.. ugh 😑 I liked it personally but still next time put warnings on this stuff lol

Mark McKendrick
Community Member
5 years ago

Dragarazzi De Jonge: Exactly!

Nanuli Chitashvili
Community Member
5 years ago

great! I love it, it is amazing, the plot is very deep and meaningful, the last part is especially the best. well done !

Mystique
Community Member
5 years ago

Made me cry when I watched it, then again when I showed it to my kids! So sweet I love it!

Sonia Kwiecinska
Community Member
5 years ago

Please excuse me...I'll just be sitting in a corner crying for a few hours

Ajda Boksic Filipovic
Community Member
5 years ago

<3

Anna Salerno
Community Member
5 years ago

What a feel good video must share this on FB... I loved it!

Janet Williamson
Community Member
5 years ago

:'(

Dylan Barsby
Community Member
5 years ago

Damn you boredpanda. Making my eyes leak again.

Lianna Lukimto
Community Member
5 years ago

soo adorable!!

Ziem Ch
Community Member
5 years ago

The first one from this series is also great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQRogOHSjH8 Like in one Ikea commercial "It doesn't have to be ideal to be perfect" :)

Robert Gleń
Community Member
5 years ago

The previous two were very good as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iTsrettz3c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDiZI8UroeE

Hańka
Community Member
5 years ago

Nice, but... rather similar to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy7fxLwfOnQ&feature=share

Carly Botting
Community Member
5 years ago

What has the video got to do with it?

Aleandros Maderek
Community Member
5 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

What a terrible video. Poland suffers greatly from braindrain and a low birth rate. Toxic propaganda tries it's best to downplay the devastating effects of families being torn apart by globalization- no one even bothers to pick grandpa up. And why must HE learn english and not the darkskinned grandson?! This is deeply problematic.

Quant
Community Member
5 years ago

Well you only opened an account here to start a flame war, but I'll bite anyway because you're an idiot. People like you should learn something from this, like oh I don't know, acceptance of other people perhaps? Broadening our horizons as human beings. Opening up to differences. You know how I know you're an idiot? It's not because you don't like this ad, it's because of your stipulation of his skin color. You don't even have to be racist, you're just a xenophobe. This ad fights people like you, schmucks that live in the 19th and 20th century, that would prefer to close the borders and simmer in their own pile of... Please do us all a favor and go away.

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