Dear Sophie Lee

Make sure you’re alone. This might make you cry.

This is Google’s newest commercial/ad/promo video for Google Chrome and boy is it a tear jerker. The concept is that a new dad uses the web to e-mail dear.sophie.lee@gmail.com with all the various special moments in their lives, using GMail and Picasa and other Google products to tell the story of her life. Of course, they’re all accessed from within Google Chrome.

Daniel Lee – or “Dad” – ends with an e-mail to Sally saying he can’t wait to share these moments with her someday, followed by a pullout to reveal various products around the Chrome logo, ending with one final “click”.

Mother’s Day is Sunday and Father’s Day isn’t too far away… I wonder if Google will air these on live television. I really hope they do as this is brilliantly created. It’s so difficult to capture the lifestyle and emotion of products and these do so perfectly. They don’t really boast product features but instead go for the soft sell, explaining how your life is captured with the help of Google.

By the way… it’s the soundtrack that really puts it over the top. After you’re done tearing up, let us know what you think in the comments.



  • Rob Hite

    I saw the video before I saw the warning to be alone! I have an 18 month old daughter named Sophie and tearing up at work is bot cool. 🙂

    Great ad. Thinking about doing it for
    my kids. I already store stuff on my computer, why not make it easier by sending them emails

  • kweenkakes

    yup, teared – cried – shared… this is a wonderful video.

  • Christian

    Beautiful ad! Our children grow up so fast…….be sure to capture every moment!

  • R

    Perfectly done. Just saw it on TNT during the NBA playoffs.

  • Jeff

    Awesome ad – emotional, not intrusive, impactful. Great job on this one, Google! With 2 little granddaughters, it sure got me thinking!

  • SBM

    Yup, this totally hit me last night out of nowhere when I saw it on TV. It started with just a bit of watery eyes and developed into full blown tears running down my face…

  • dear sopie lee.

    you arrivied. you are so pretty. it looks like you have a big sister to help you.

  • dear sopie lee

    you arrived. it looks you have a big big sister to help all the time.( i bet your parents like that)

  • I WISH YOU WERE MY SISTER. I LOVE YOUR NAME.(SOPIE LEE) YOUR NAME ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chris

    I totally cried. Twice. In fact, I was so moved that I started an email for my 19 month old. Really great stuff.

  • Ali

    This really inspires me for when I grow up! Thanks for the inspiration! =D

  • vaishak

    this commercial is aired in india.
    background music i think is by Ludovico Einaudi

  • the add is so perfectly presented expressing about the feeling and the affectionn great piece of art ….

  • it was a really amazing ad

  • Mari Ramirez

    Just saw on TV commericial! That was brillant and yes I cried…

  • Bailey

    I’m not a parent, not even close! every time I see this comercial I tear up. What a cute idea!

  • sammy44479

    Is the email real? If it is I would love to talk to her.

  • But if the parent ever types in the age of this person for which they “fraudulently” set up an account for, the account will be banned for being underage!

  • JESSEDZIEDZIC

    That’s some intriguing article..

  • Jacob

    Oh my gosh, that is one of the best commercials I have ever seen . . . never mind, THE best commercial I have ever seen!