Often locations need to be adapted for filming. In "Packages," FBL was able to find and use a building that had the desired look. But there was one glitch: the building's front door actually opens in. That wouldn't work for filming, so the crew had to take the door off its hinges and re-hang it so it opened outward. As with all alterations made, the door was put back to normal after the filming was over.

The spot's humorous ending, with our hero dropping his packages, reminds us that it is important to do the right thing, whether or not things will turn out exactly as we thought. The dropping of the packages, though, was not in the script. It was a complete accident - which the director liked and kept in the final edit.


MUSIC: Everybody needs a helping hand, take a look at your fellow man and tell me what can I do today. ‘Cause everybody needs a helping out…
MAN: Hey, Let me get that for you.
MUSIC: …but that ain’t what it’s all about, tell me what- what can I do today.
LADY: Thank you young man.
MAN: No Problem.
MUSIC: Everybody needs a helping hand …
ANNCR/SUPER: Courtesy… Pass it on.
MAN: Don’t worry about me, I got it.
ANNCR/SUPER: A message from The Foundation for a Better Life.

Courtesy. Pass It On!

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Your Comments
Bernadette from CT-NW hills FEBRUARY 3, 2022
Love,Love,Love it!!! We need to make that extra effort Slow down…open your eyes. Feel kindness in your heart. Pass it on.

Joseph Mehailescu from Dundee Michigan SEPTEMBER 19, 2020
I really like the light hearted, real life feel of this commercial, showing the delivery guys dropping all his packages at the end , further drives home the message that doing good often cost you something. Thank you for all the work you do to encourage each of us to look for opportunities to look out for one another , lifting others up and in the end lifting ourselves up as well. With all the crime ,hate and division in our world your positive messages are needed more than ever.

Carolyn from E.C., N.C. JULY 24, 2016
I wanted to help him pick up the packages that he dropped!

Anonymous FEBRUARY 22, 2016
this guy is respectful to people. so caring

chris from tx NOVEMBER 17, 2015
wow that was very important and respectful of the man

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