WATCH: The Christmas ad making the world both laugh and cry

Grab the tissues – a Christmas advertisement about an elderly man learning to speak English for a very special reason is reducing the world to happy tears.

The three-minute advertisement tells the story of a Polish man attempting to master English with the help of an ‘English for beginners’ book and his furry companion.

While we won’t spoil the ending for you, we can confirm that the reason why will tug at your heart strings.


The ad, posted by online auction website Allegro, has gone viral with more than 5 million views since being uploaded on November 28.

“I needed a happy cry today. Thank you,” one person wrote.

“This is the best commercial I have ever seen! I am crying so hard this is so beautiful,” commented another.


Warning: Video contains coarse language – viewer discretion is advised.