2020 turned out to be a difficult year for everyone. And it’s not just about people, of course. Microsoft’s Christmas ad illustrates this.
Its main character is a dog named Rufus. He really wants to meet his friends, but he does not work out due to social distancing.
Instead of meeting, the dog falls asleep and sees a dream. Rufus meets up with his friends, including a neighbor’s dog named Sam, in Halo, Minecraft, and Flight Simulator, and communicates with all the dogs in the area through Microsoft Teams.
Many viewers note that the video caused them an ambiguous reaction: the dog is just looking for communication, but people ignore him. He gets communication only in a dream. But it seems that this story was originally conceived as touching. The sad video came out. And the year is also not particularly fun.