Apple Stand

The story of "Apple Stand" seemingly takes place over the course of a couple minutes but, like many of FBL's spots, the filming took an entire day. The setting for "Apple Stand" was a beautiful location. During production, however, it rained, snowed, was sunny, and was extremely windy - all in one day! Shots had to be filmed in the rare moments when the weather was cooperative. It was a lot of work for the editors, who succeeded in the important task of putting parts and pieces together in order to give "Apple Stand" a cohesive look and feel.


VOICEOVER: We didn’t have much to give then. Thin crop left us with hardly enough apples to fill the stand. So when they showed up firing them mean looks around the place and staring us down on prices, well I was angry. Didn’t seem to bother my father though, he let them set a fair price. Too low, I thought. Then he did more, he had me load another bushel of apples into their trunk. I learned later on that this family was in need.
MUSIC: The greatest gift we give it’s in our heart, what we believe, the way we live.
ANNCR/SUPER: Caring for others… Pass it on. A message from The Foundation for a Better Life.

Caring. Pass It On!

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Your Comments
Wei from North California. AUGUST 11, 2021
Caring is loving. Almost ten years. Watch it again. Thank you. Pass it on.

elijah jones from seven springs FEBRUARY 24, 2021
giving is the best gift ever because it will always come back to you three times more so always and pass it on

Anonymous MAY 28, 2019
Valuable. Reminiscent of my own upbringing in many ways. thanks for the memory.

Joan from Phoenix, AZ  MAY 29, 2016
Powerful and Inspiration videos and music!

Anonymous from Englewood,OH MAY 23, 2016
WOW i almost cried

Harvey from Buda, Tx. MAY 15, 2016
This one brought tears to my eyes for we need this attitude in our lives.

Anonymous DECEMBER 31, 2015

Jeff from Risingsun, OH OCTOBER 14, 2015
Very nice reminder that doing the right thing, especially for those that can't quite make it by on their own (despite their best efforts) is always worth doing.

James from NH JUNE 13, 2014
Care for others in anyway possible. Even the smallest gesture can mean a lot and hopefully it gets past on...

Erica Johnson from Portsmouth, VA MARCH 31, 2014
What is The Name of The Song?

hend m. from Dubai MARCH 25, 2014
It is so kind to lower the price and give an extra basket of apples. I love that video

Abbi from Sachse Texas FEBRUARY 25, 2014
Caring is sharing

sarah from houston/texas SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
I'm ten and this commerical made me and my friends cry wonderful message

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Like your site

Jerry from Chattanooga, TN JULY 6, 2013
Isn't that Fred Thompson's voice?

Lupe from california JULY 5, 2013
Heart pounded with love and tears to my eyes, what a wonderful way to express what a we have.

Julie from Florida MARCH 10, 2013
One of my favorite commercials ever!

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Tears to my eyes. Wonderful!

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Rachel A. from Denver, CO  NOVEMBER 9, 2009
FBL has a Spanish website too ( with TV spots in Spanish.

Sergio G. from Santiago, Chile NOVEMBER 8, 2009
I had seen your spots before but I never knew the source. Now I'm a FBL fan. Sadly I live in a Spanish language country and it would be wonderful to share all this spots on TV here in Chile. With "the Race" tears came to my eyes.

Angela R. from North Central Washington MAY 5, 2009
I'm on your site today, as a faithful FBL follower, because I've become disenchanted with the lack of morals in my small town. Your ads continue to inspire me to believe that there are more good people in this world than there are bad. This, in particular, is an ad that reminds me to give to and care for others as a way of "fighting back." Thank you, FBL, for the constant reminders. Love seeing your ads on television.

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I agree with Nicholas.

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No matter how much you have, you can always give a litter more.

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This is a very great site! I saw the Cafeteria Spot on CNN and than I took a look on this page and I saw the other spots...just great! It's sad that there are no spots like this on German television!

Victor B. from North Ogden, Utah USA NOVEMBER 24, 2007
If everyone could follow these simple truths! What a world it would be.

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Nicholas C. from Malaysia MAY 29, 2007
The Foundation for A Better Life, is a foundation I whole-heartedly support, in life, and the online communities I run. To reach out, you have to be sincere and empathic. In the long run, you'll be a better person, and make a lot of friends. Your ADs are wonderful, FBL. Thanks =)

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