It was actually the music that caught my attention when I first saw this Coke ad on TV. I watch in wonder at how this ad brings forth the Filipinos’ fiesta spirit, our sense of connectedness with people around us---everything, from pain to snack to joke or a Coke, for that matter, is there to be shared. Watch the ad and notice a ‘foreigner’ passes by, and a guy invites him. That’s where the extraordinary thing begins…every one moved to the next seat to give way to a guest--- a stranger who happens to pass by. It’s a brilliant way of presenting the innate warmth and friendliness of Pinoys towards strangers. Then a friend asks---when was the last time you did such an act? Surrendering a seat to a total stranger? When was the last time you practiced random act of kindness?
These questions were running through my head as I sip my ice-cold Coke.