VIDEO: Walmart Releases Ad With Employees’ Rendition of ‘Lean on Me’
The commercial's intent is to lift people's spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic
On Saturday, Walmart released an ad featuring the voices of its workers around the U.S. to lift people’s spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The video draws inspiration from one that was shared two weeks ago by the Facebook account of a Walmart store in Paris, Illinois.
Originally posted on YouTube, the commercial, called “Walmart Neighbors,” begins with a message: “To America, from our associates.”
The ad then shows Walmart employees taking turns singing their own rendition of “Lean on Me.”
Throughout the one-minute ad, there are photos and videos of neighbors helping each other, people greeting each other through windows and messages of hope.
One image showed a sign that read: “This too shall pass. One day at a time.”
The ad ended with another message: “Here for you.”
The video was captioned, “A little spark of light from one of our store’s associates (and their friends) to shine during a difficult time.”
Are these people going to try out for Idol, because they’ve got some pipes!