Olive Garden’s New Heart-Warming Ad Features Real Families

Daddy sits at the table with his quadruplets. The four babies sit patiently. Then daddy makes a funny face… and their reaction is priceless!

This video is all about family and how families come in different permutations. No matter the color, the make up, whether you’re a single mom or a dad away in his second tour of Iraq — family is what counts.

What’s most fascinating to me is the different ways in which families bond and connect. For some, it’s over a mutual hobby; meanwhile, some families bond through their differences. This blind mom can’t see her baby, but that doesn’t mean she is any less connected with him.

For Olive Garden’s latest campaign, they found real families at their proudest moments, sharing excitement, joy, and love together.

“Whether traditional, blended and extended, neighbors, co-workers or friends. It’s family that supports us, cheers us on, and grounds us in what truly matters,” Olive Garden writes.

I couldn’t agree more. There’s no such thing as a “normal” family, only the one you make.

When this dad sits at the table with his four babies, it’s absolutely ordinary. There’s nothing extraordinary about a family hanging out together at the dinner table. Nevertheless, it’s those moments that we remember when we are old and grey. It’s the time we spend with our loved ones, on a regular day, that moves us.

It’s no wonder seeing others share the simplest of pleasures with one another is so touching!