|A still from the "Empty Chair" Guinness ad|
I will say it's appropriate for the Fourth of July weekend.
Yes, the ad is shamelessly selling Guinness, but that's what an advertisement is supposed to do. But it also has a nice message. And definitely tugs at the heartstrings.
Guinness does have a history of good ads, like the famous wheelchair basketball ad that came out last year that was a nice meditation on friendship.
Anyway, here's the very thoughtful new advertisement from Guinness: