This ad by Vicks will surely make you cry

In a new three-minute long ad for the company, Vicks touches upon two controversial topics - adoption and transgenders.

Published: 30th March 2017 06:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th March 2017 06:42 PM   |  A+A-

A still from the ad.

By Online Desk

In a new three-minute long ad for the company, Vicks touches upon two controversial topics - adoption and transgenders - as it beautifully weaves a story out of both. 

We all know Vicks as the go-to ointment to use whenever we feel sick. Some of us might even have memories of our moms applying that familiar-smelling ointment on us, even as we lie down in bed whining about having a fever. 

Well-placed nostalgia aside, Vicks might just be known for a lot more as it puts out a powerful ad which is based on the evolving concepts of family in this new day and age. 


The video opens up with a girl talking about her close relationship with her adoptive mother, and the 'motherly' feeling she gets whenever she's around. 

If you were having a bad day, this video might just be able to warm your heart and light your face up with a smile. 

In fact, this ad can be a stepping stone to being more open about such issues and maybe one day, it might even shape up to be a happy reality. 

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