Does this ad make you cry, too?

I don’t usually watch adverts (thank you Sky+) but last night I happened to hear one of my favourite all time tracks, Billy Joel’s She's Always A Woman, blaring out while I was in the kitchen and I had to go and have a look at the ad (which is for John Lewis ).

And within about 10 seconds flat it had reduced me to tears. I've spoken to a few friends about it and they've had the same reaction. So I've been trying to work out why.

Is it because the woman’s ‘life story’ as depicted in the ad reminds us of our own mothers and the incredible journey they’ve been on, or is it because it reminds us of our own experiences as parents?

Whatever, it makes me blub like a big baby. If you haven’t seen it, have a look and tell me what you think. (Probably best viewed when you’re alone, if you don’t want people to think you’re soppy. *Cough*)

written by Liz Jarvis