Forget John Lewis - People absolutely love the Heathrow Airport Christmas advert

Forget John Lewis - People absolutely love the Heathrow Airport Christmas advert

Heathrow airport

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Move over Buster... we've got a new Christmas advert to coo over now.

Heathrow Airport, which has been the subject of plenty of controversy over recent weeks, has released its first advert - and it's surprisingly good.

Entitled Coming Home For Christmas, it depicts a male and a female bear getting off a long-haul overnight flight. They are seen making their way through the airport, with various airport staff helping them along the way. 

A stewardess brings them their hats and coats, they hitch a ride on an airport buggy, sharing a kiss underneath mistletoe along the way. A fellow passenger helps the two bears get their suitcases off the conveyor belt at baggage claim, and then one of the bears is seen to accidentally topple a pile of biscuit containers in a comical manner. 

They are seen walking to a large crowd in the arrivals hall, where the camera cuts to two children running toward them. When the camera moves back to them, the two bears have transformed into an elderly couple who hug their grandchildren lovingly. 

The heartwarming advert has generated a massive outpouring of love on Twitter, see some of the reactions below: