Trending stories,celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.The animals run towards each other as a bartender is seen drying a glass, signifying the return to a "new normal" that Americans have been anticipating throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
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Finally, the horse and puppy friends are reunited and are seen joyfully trotting together as a message reading, "We can't wait to see our buds. But when we do, let's do it safely," flashes across the screen.
Many on social media have called the commercial "touching," while acknowledging that they're also ready to get back to a time when they can socialize with friends.
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I absolutely love this commercial!! So sweet! ❤️🍺— Lisa Lee (@lisalee812)
The iconic Clydesdale and cute Labrador first met in a 2014 Super Bowl spot called "Puppy Love," where the animals' budding friendship began. The current ad even pulled from previously shot footage in order to abide by current social distancing guidelines.“For us, there isn’t a more iconic duo than the Clydesdales and Budweiser puppy that spread joy, and the goal of this ad was to celebrate their reunion after months apart," Monica Rustgi, Budweiser's vice president of marketing, told TODAY Food via email. "As the entire country slowly starts to reopen and share this very same excitement of getting together, we wanted to also remind people that we must reunite with our buds safely, by following state and local guidelines."
This makes me so happy!! Ready for some baseball and Buds!!— Terri Krueger (@photogal5)
During the pandemic, Anheuser-Busch, which produces Budweiser, donated $1 million to the U.S. Bartenders Guild’s Bartender Emergency Assistance Program for its COVID-19 Relief and Response Program. The company also gave $2 million to local and regional organizations currently supporting on-premise bar and restaurant workers who have been affected by the health crisis.Although many bars and restaurants are starting to reopen nationwide, many are questioning whether it's still too soon as new cases of coronavirus have spiked in several states as people resume normal socializing habits. An uptick in positive COVID-19 cases among restaurant and bar employees has caused restaurateurs to shut down their newly reopened establishments in a bid to further curb the spread of the virus.
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