A new Budweiser ad titled “Reunited with Buds” pairs a puppy with his Clydesdale pals.
The Budweiser Clydesdales are as striking an advertising image as the RCA dog or Nacho the Chihuahua from the Taco Bell commercials in the late 1990s. Don’t we all want to be reunited with buds? The social distancing is getting a little wearisome.
And given Bud’s ability to make their ads speak powerfully after major events (remember the 9/11 tribute?), it’s no wonder that their response to the COVID-19 pandemic is on point.
Titled “Reunited with Buds,” this new ad, which dropped Thursday morning, June 25, came to the attention of Dog O’Day via Wide Open Country.
With Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” hammering in the background, the Budweiser Clydesdales bust out of their pastures and enclosures and start galloping towards and unknown destination. Fences are boring, they say.
At the same time in town, a Budweiser puppy takes off on a grand adventure of his own, conveniently racing past a bar in the process of re-opening.
However, this puppy is not one of the Budweiser Dalmatians; but a yellow Labrador Retriever.
Of course they’re reunited and are able to mingle for a visit, which would be nice to do, but must wait for the forseeable future until things become less dangerous. While social distancing can be difficult, it’s a way to love people generally, and in a small way to show kindness to the world at large.
“We can’t wait to see our buds,” the text reads. “But when we do, let’s do it safely.”
If you have to get out of the house, be like Bark-Andre Furry and wear a mask, trying to stay six feet apart as much as possible.
As Narcity reports, Florida bars have been shut down due to an astronomical rise in COVID-19 cases, so those French sniffer specialists could have plenty of success in tracking patients if they were able to train some of their American counterparts.
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