Over the past few months, Google has unleashed a series of commercials that work to promote their Chrome browser, Google hangout, and a few other great features. You would think that you were watching an Apple commercial, but no, it’s freakin Google and their commercials are pulling at my heart strings.
The latest commercial is called “Jess Time“, most likely a play on the words “Face Time” which is an app and video chat feature that comes with all iPhones. Nonetheless, the 1 minute spot shows the heart warming interaction between a single Dad and his daughter who is off at college. It can be clearly assumed that the mother has passed away, and with the help of Google Chrome’s video chat features this father and daughter are able to communicate daily and be there for one another.
Though it’s just a commercial, the close interaction between a Father and his daughter is so powerful to me. We live in a day where it’s very rare that you see such close bonds between the two, and in a society riddled with so much divorce and single parenthood, many young girls don’t have the luxury of having Dad around as a role model, much less a close friend.
I was just telling my girlfriend the other day how i love seeing Dad’s hanging out with their daughters and vise versa. There’s just something special about that bond and whether you dad’s know this or not, your daughter(s) are hungry for your attention and love. They desire to be led and guided by you and there’s so much that only a father can offer to his daughter. In my lifetime I’ve seen many young girls lost, seeking attention from boys or men in unhealthy ways because they never received it from Dad.
Fathers, love your daughters. Cherish them. Play with them. Guide them. Speak into their lives. Be a strong manly example. Protect them. Build them up through words and deeds. Be their friend . . . And most of all, be their Dad.