Guinness' Empty Chair Commercial Salutes Americans in Uniform

By: Laura McQuarrie - Mar 3, 2015
References: buzzazz
While there are a lot of beer commercials that are filled with riotous fun and zany antics, this feel-good Guinness ad called Empty Chair delivers a sobering message.

The story in the ad is told without words, featuring a glass of Guinness that is repeatedly set out in a bar at an empty chair and table set. It isn't totally apparent why this ritual is carried out until the end of the commercial, where a man in uniform walks in, returning home. Representative of honoring those who are out of sight, but not out of mind, the ad pays a heartwarming tribute to America's troops.

Garnering over three million views on YouTube, it's apparent that the message in the meaningful Guinness Empty Chair commercial has hit home with many Americans and others from around the world.