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Hero’s Welcome’ Super Bowl Ad Showing Soldier’s Homecoming Popular With Fans (Video)

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Budweiser Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial -- "A Hero's Welcome"

A town warmly welcoming home Army Lt. Chuck Nadd from Afghanistan with a ticker tape parade was the third most popular ad during Super Bowl 2014, according to USA TODAY's Ad Meter.

The Anheuser-Busch commercial is a hit online as well, garnering almost eight million views since it was posted on YouTube Jan. 30.

AL.com provides a little background on how the ad came to be:

Nadd's girlfriend Shannon Cantwell nominated him for a Veterans of Foreign Wars contest to honor a soldier in his or her hometown.

Nadd, 24, returned from a tour in Afghanistan Jan. 8 and thought he was going to Winter Park to speak to local veterans when he was surprised by the parade.

The most beloved commercial from this year's Super Bowl? Also from Anheuser-Busch. You guessed it - it's the spot showing unwavering love between a puppy and horse.

What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial this year? Have your say in our comments section!

Comments

Avatar for user 'CaliforniaDefender'

CaliforniaDefender | February 3, 2014 at 4:09 p.m. ― 9 months, 3 weeks ago

I was very disappointed by all the ads.

Pretty much just cheep beer, gas guzzling trucks, and sports cars. $80,000 Maserati? Seriously? And the ad was flat out terrible too!

The cheap beer ticker tape parade was silly too. For what?

Giving Lt. Bag O'Donuts a parade was the same as giving Obama a Nobel. It cheapens the honor.

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Avatar for user 'Missionaccomplished'

Missionaccomplished | February 3, 2014 at 7:38 p.m. ― 9 months, 3 weeks ago

This was gratuitous, flag-waving jingoism. But I guess every year there has to be some chest-thumping like last year's hayseed commercial about a Ram truck.

I loved the wicked social satire of last year's Jack commercial with the guy "marrying" a bacon burger! Minister: "You may now eat the bride."

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Missionaccomplished | February 3, 2014 at 7:42 p.m. ― 9 months, 3 weeks ago

I'm sure CA Offender is boycotting the multicultural Coke commercial. Not being a drinker of the stuff myself, I nonetheless messaged their page on FB to congratulate them and not listen to the bigots and nativists.

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