Google is doing its best to make everyone cry (in a good way) with its latest heartwarming “Reunion” ad for Google Search. The video has gone viral in the last five days with more than four million views on YouTube. It is ranked No. 4 on Unruly Media’s Top 20 Viral Video Chart, and has received more than 665,000 Facebook shares and 11,400 Twitter shares.
The ad highlights the power of Google Search on desktop and mobile, showing how a granddaughter is able to reunite her grandfather with his long-lost best friend, using only a few details from a story he tells about being a young boy in Lahore. Starting with a skyline view of Delhi, India, the video shows the granddaughter searching on phrases like “park with ancient gate in Lahore” and “oldest sweet shop near mochi gate Lahore” to track down her Grandfather’s childhood friend using Google Search on her laptop.
Google Search mobile is highlighted as well, with searches for “Indian Visa Requirement” performed on a smartphone, along with a search for “Weather in Delhi, India” and “pk 270″ to find flight information.
The Google Search ad is three and a half minutes of feel-good storytelling, with the two elderly gentlemen brought face-to-face at the close of the video. If you’re not one of the four million who already have seen the ad, you can watch it here: