FOX 26 - It’s not even Super Bowl season yet and we already have a front runner for best ad of the year.
Extra Gum released a lengthy 2-minute ad on October 7 that follows along one couple’s love story from their first encounter in high school to their eventual engagement.
On their first meeting, the girl drops her books and the boy rushes to help her pick them up, then she offers him a piece of gum.
As their love evolves, sharing a strip of gum becomes a sort of mainstay throughout their life events—their first kiss, prom night, etc.
As the young couple sees their love mature from high school romance to long distance relationship, the young man eventually asks her to marry him by framing each gum wrapper from the major moments in their relationship in a private art exhibit.
We know it’s just a gum commercial, but set to the breathy love ballad “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Extra Gum blew this one out of the park.