Man creates a powerful Christmas video that will make you want to hug your mother
British Filmmaker and Video Producer Phil Beastall made an endearing Christmas short film about a man and his late mother.
The moving short film called "Love Is a Gift" has been viewed millions of times as it helps everyone to remember the main thing on Christmas.
Beastall, 32, first shared the clip on December 9, 2014. He decided to repost it recently after being inspired by a Christmas ad that features the award-winning singer Elton John.
"I thought it would be a nice story to tell. I just wanted to create something that would remind people that we are lucky to be alive."
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In the video, a man can be seen checking the days until Christmas, when he will tune in to a tape with a message from his late mother.
The man cries as he listens to the last tape in a yearly series that his mom created for him.
"It's time to say goodbye," the mother says in the video. "Just remember how much I love you. Never forget that, OK? I will always be your mum."
In an interview with BBC News, Beastall said, "I just wanted to make something impactful that would resonate."
"I thought it would be a nice story to tell. I just wanted to create something that would remind people that we are lucky to be alive," he added.
Beastall reposted the clip after seeing John Lewis & Partners' holiday commercial for U.K. department store.
The video shows Elton John throughout his life with a piano as his steady partner.
Beastall's "Love Is a Gift" short film was not based on a true story. In an interview with The Sun, his mother Linda Beastall, 62, said, "I’m still very much alive – and I plan to stay that way, thank you!”
Linda described the video as "lovely." "I think it’s impossible not to be moved by it," she added. "But then that is typical of Phil, he is such a sensitive person."