Pass It On®

The Greatest

The Greatest is all about perspective. Just when you think you are failing, when things seem to be going wrong a change of perspective shines a bright light of realization that you just might be succeeding in other ways.

It is a very simple concept but the key, of course was finding the right young actor to play the part. As you have seen, he is amazing. After countless takes throwing the ball up and missing—which is harder than you might think—he never lost his zeal. The last scene was as strong as the first. “Celebration” by Kool and The Gang fittingly takes us from despair at ‘strike three” to euphoria and inspires us to embrace the value of Optimism as we face similar situations each day. After all, you might just be The Greatest.

Video Transcript

Boy: I’m the greatest hitter in the world!
Strike One.
I’m the greatest hitter in the world!
Strike Two.
Hmmm.
I’m the greatest hitter in the world!
Strike Three.
Wow…
I’m the greatest pitcher in the world! Yes!
Music: Celebrate good times, c’mon!
Super/VO: Optimism…Pass it On. A message from The Foundation for a Better Life

Optimism. Pass It On!

COMMENTS


Anonymous DECEMBER 17, 2018
Sometimes our real gifts / talents are right in front of us. We are just too busy looking for something else.

CRAIG KOPPELMAN from LWJES OCTOBER 5, 2018
I like it. The bottom line is............NEVER GIVE UP!

Anonymous JUNE 28, 2018
cute kid

Anonymous JUNE 15, 2018
Awesome. We need more commercials like this.

Mckenna Rodriguez from Howell, MI MARCH 13, 2018
Awesome, cute, never give up!