Grab a box of tissues; the John Lewis Christmas Advert of 2016 is here. Known for being tear-jerkers, the high street retailers’ annual adverts are a highlight of the build-up to the festive season. You can be sure they’ll feature adorable kids, beautiful music and a heartwarming, sometimes fantastical story (a la 2015’s #TheManOnTheMoon) these ads are a stalwart of UK Christmases. What’s more, animals often star a major role in these miniature movies. Remember Monty the Penguin from 2014? Or the Bear and the Hare from way back in 2013?
Well, it was about time that dog-kind got their moment in the Christmas spotlight. And this year’s John Lewis Advert hasn’t left us disappointed.
Meet Buster the Boxer. Let’s take a look in GIF-form at how this short tale about a dog whose Christmas wish comes true gives us all the feels.
Buster’s family are secretly building a trampoline
Dads, we’re sure you can relate to this.
It’s a surprise gift for his daughter.
Did we mention she loves bouncing on her bed?
The lights have gone out on Christmas Eve
Dad has finished painstakingly assembling the trampoline, Buster can do nothing but watch as garden animals start to enjoy bouncing on the trampoline.
Come Christmas morning, there’s much festive joy…
And the little girl isn’t the only one who wants a turn…
We know who the trampoline was really for!
Buster’s Christmas dreams have all come true! (Pass us a tissue…)
Watch the 2016 John Lewis ad in its entirety below
Bowled over by Buster in the John Lewis ad? Get to know what makes Boxers brilliant in our breed profile.
(Remember folks, Buster may look like he’s having the time of his life, but please don’t put your dog on a trampoline