Some military personnel are not allowed to talk or break their stance for any reason. This is especially true when they’re guarding something, like at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You’ve probably also seen the British guards with the big black poufy hats – one video shows how they will charge right into oblivious tourists if they’re not paying attention.
But recently, a video commercial released about 20 years ago has started being the talk of the town again. In it, a United States Marine Corps service man is standing in duty when a little boy comes up to him to ask questions.
The video was part of a 1997 titled “Toys for Tots — Guard Duty.” With the holiday season quickly approaching, now is our chance to spread the joy and cheers. And Toys for Tots is one of the best organization doing that for many children year after year.
Check out the heartwarming ad included for your viewing pleasure below!
The video starts from the perspective of the little b oy. With the camera nearly at the floor, you can see the little boy looking up to the much-taller and extremely intimidating Marine Corps guard.
But the boys simply asks, “Excuse me? Excuse me? Are you Santa Claus?”
With that adorable question, things start to take an interesting turn. You’d think the guard would smile at such a naïve question. But this guard keeps his composure and does not utter a single word.
The boy continues to ask the guard if he is Santa Claus. Then he says, “If you are him, here is my list.” Then the little boy hands the Marine a small piece of paper with the gifts he wants for the holiday.
Then the voice over states: “Help the Marines make Christmas possible for less fortunate children. Donate a new toy to Toys for Tots.”