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An uplifting three-minute commercial from True Move has had more than seven million views on YouTube. Unofficial estimates say more then five million viewers had tears in their eyes when it finished.
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Can you watch without tears?
As of 7am this morning, an uplifting three-minute commercial from True Move, Thailand's third-largest mobile operator had 6, 670, 802 views on YouTube (1pm: 7,140,506).
Unofficial estimates say more then five million viewers had tears in their eyes when it finished.
If you don't know the story, the plot centres on a noodle vendor and a boy who is caught stealing medicine for his sick mother.
As a pharmacist scolds the boy, the noodle vendor intervenes and pays for the medicines. The vendor then hands the drugs and a bag of soup to the boy, without asking anything in return.
The story then jumps ahead 30 years and that is when the tears really begin to flow. (Sorry, you'll have to watch it yourself.)
True Move said it made the ad, 'Giving is the best communication', because it believes in the power of giving without expecting anything in return, and claims that the story is inspired by real life stories shared on the Internet.
It was posted to YouTube by TrueMoveH on Sept 11, 2013 and quickly became a social media favourite It has received widespread international coverage on the web, including stories on prominent sites such as the Daily Mail, stuff.co.nz and Gawker.
So, find some tissue and watch it here.
Adapted from a story on bangkokpost.com
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claim: to say that something is true although it has not been proved and other people may not believe it - อ้าง
commercial: an advertisement on the radio or on television - โฆษณาทางโทรทัศน์หรือวิทยุ
coverage: the reporting of news and sport in newspapers and on the radio and television - การรายงานข่าว
estimate: an amount that you guess or calculate using the information available - ประมาณการ
favourite: something you like the best of all similar things - ที่ชอบมากที่สุด, ที่โปรดปราน, ของโปรด
inspire: to give people a particular feeling or a desire to do somethng - จุดประกาย
intervene: to become involved in a situation in order to try to stop or change it - แทรกแซง
operator: a person or company that runs a business - ผู้ดำเนินกิจการทางธุรกิจ, ผู้ประกอบธุรกิจ
pharmacist: someone whose job is to prepare medicines for sale in a shop or in a hospital. A pharmacist’s shop is called a pharmacist, a pharmacist’s, or a pharmacy - เภสัชกร
plot: the series of events that form the story of a novel, play, film/movie, etc. - เนื้อเรื่อง
prominent: important and well known - สำคัญ, มีชื่อเสียง, เด่น
scold: to criticise someone of whose behavior you disapprove of - ว่ากล่าว, ตำหนิ, เอ็ด
social media: the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into an interactive dialogue, e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc. - เครือข่ายสังคมออนไลน์
tears: drops of water that come from your eyes when you cry or when something (dust, gas, etc.) has entered your eyes - น้ำตา
unofficial: not having been proven or approved by anyone in authority - ไม่เป็นทางการ
uplifting: making you feel happier or giving you more hope - ทางสร้างสรรค์, ที่สร้างแรงบันดาลใจ
vendor: someone who sells something, but often not in a shop - พ่อค้าแม่ค้าแผงลอย
widespread: happening or existing in many places, or affecting many people - อย่างแพร่หลาย