A commercial aired during the 2021 Oscars generated nearly as much buzz as some of the nominees, San Diego’s NBC 7 reports.
The Google ad features a pair of grandparents who are deaf using various pieces of technology to communicate amid the pandemic, keeping up with their baby grandson.
“As a CODA, or ‘child of deaf adults,’ Googler Tony has always shared a unique bond with his parents,” read a caption that accompanied the ad when shared on Twitter. “But when the pandemic forced a physical distance between them, they found new ways — and a new reason — to stay close.”
In the Google commercial, the narrator explained his experience growing up with parents who are deaf. It then jumped to today, showing that without video conferencing, it would be so much harder for his parents to share in the life of his newborn son.