There are always certain things that evoke strong emotions in people from time to time. We all know songs, movies, objects, or experiences that affect us. Yes, some commercials even will if they are about a particular subject but eyedrops— how could that be?
This commercial has been around now a few years and I still remember the first time I saw it on t.v. Everything at that time seemed to get to me because of my very fragile state in dealing with Warrior’s passing. I must say this commercial and my first reaction to it was so strange yet very necessary.
These poor people who cannot produce their own tears and have to get a prescription, I can’t imagine ever needing that in my lifetime! I would probably be a millionaire by bottling the billions of tears I’ve shed over the years. The month of April 2014 seemed like a never ending Niagara Falls for me. 😢💦
When I saw the ad, I started laughing. At first it was just an ironic little giggle considering how I was feeling then but out of nowhere it became uncontrollable side-splitting laughter! This surprised the heck out of me. 😂🤣 Good thing nobody was home. I laughed so hard, I cried. It was the first good cry in such a long time that I couldn’t remember when I laughed that hard.
I felt bad by my reaction for people who have this disease but it just all came spilling out. This commercial seemed to air at around the same time each day for what seemed like weeks. I had the t.v. on during my workout and that ad became such a routine. The second time I saw it, I cried. So very typical to have these roller coaster emotions of mine. It didn’t seem to be ironic or funny anymore and the sobs came like they had been weeks before.
This experience had its ups and downs just like my grief for Warrior and sometimes we can’t control it. I still see this commercial today and smile remembering how it first made me feel. I don’t cry but it is funny how something so different like an unexpected commercial can trigger tons of emotion just like someone who was so different did and still does for me. 👁🙏🏻