It’s not often that a gum commercial can bring you to tears.
As Haley Reinhart’s take on “Can’t Help Falling in Love” plays in the background, we witness a love story that begins with a look. As Sarah and Juan lock eyes, Sarah is so overwhelmed with the romantic connection that she blushes and looks away. This sets the tone for the rest of the commercial.
Through high school, picnics, prom, fights and long-distance, one thing remains constant between Juan and Sarah — Extra Gum.
Each time Sarah gives Juan a stick of gum, Juan draws on the wrapper afterwards. It all comes together at the end, when Sarah is led to a private room to find that Juan had been saving these wrappers documenting their journey. In a romantic and private setting, Sarah finds one wrapper with a drawing of Juan proposing, only to turn around to Juan actually proposing.
Many on Twitter have had an emotional reaction to the two-minute spot.
There’s this Extra Gum ad that keeps playing on YouTube and it’s got me feeling some sort of way