Finally, a Super Bowl Ad That Told the Truth

Everyone is freaking out about Nationwide’s super depressing Super Bowl commercial about preventable child death.


Freaking out hard:

Here’s the commercial:

I don’t have a child so take my opinion for what it’s worth, but I rise in defense of this commercial.

The world is a dangerous place. If you freak out every time someone reminds you of that simple truth, then you don’t live in the world that exists. You live in a world of pure imagination.


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