Brace yourself, because Waitrose’s emotional Christmas advert for 2016 is about to well and truly tug on your heartstrings.
The minute-and-a-half long advert, set over a soundtrack of Jóhann Jóhannsson’s The Theory Of Everything, features a red-breasted robin on his winter migration journey, but the poor little fella faces a number of trials and tribulations along the way.
Battling the harsh elements, dodging the advances of much bigger animals, and putting us through a truly heartstopping moment on a boat, where you think his adventure might be over for good (don’t panic, it’s all okay in the end!), the determined bird soars through the skies until he finally reaches his destination.
You can almost hear the audience’s sigh of relief as he lands safely at home, on a bird bath, to share a (presumably Waitrose) mince pie with a fellow robin – and seeing the pair chirp happily together is enough to warm even the coldest of hearts.
However, we’re not the only ones observing the moment – watching in the wings is a young girl, the provider of the festive pastry, who has been patiently waiting for his arrival all winter.
Once she sees him return, smiling through the window at the reunion, she joins her own family at the dinner table as the advert reminds us that it’s all about being #HomeforChristmas. N’aww!
Watch the Waitrose 2016 Christmas advert in full
The advert has already received many positive reviews from YouTube viewers, with many saying it’s their favourite Christmas advert of 2016 so far.
‘Aaawww wow what a beautiful add it had me in tears ❤’ one commented, with a second saying: ‘Awwww so sweet,love the happy ending..💕💕💕 And well done Waitrose’.
‘One of the most beautiful adverts I have ever seen,’ a third agreed. ‘So touching and lovely!’