Although this video was released almost 20 years ago, people are still talking about how amazing it is. It tends to resurface every year around the holidays. The commercial titled “Toys for Tots — Guard Duty” was released by the United States Marine Corps in 1997 and is back again.
It starts with a little boy bundled up in his winter clothes walking up to the Marine guard on duty, asking if he is Santa Claus. The uniformed man is standing at attention and never looks in the soft eyes of the curious little boy that is almost half his size.
At one point the little boy hands out his Christmas list with the hope that the Marine, who he thinks is Santa Claus, will take it and bring him gifts.