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Heartwarming Christmas ad for British retailer John Lewis may be just what you need

Ad featuring boxer dog has gone viral
Posted: 7:40 AM, Nov 10, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-10 16:37:24-05
Heartwarming Christmas ad with dog goes viral
Heartwarming Christmas ad with dog goes viral

What the world needs now is a sweet, funny Christmas commercial starring a lovable but slightly miserable boxer dog.

British retail chain John Lewis unveiled its 2016 holiday ad this week and the 2-minute video has been watched nearly 400,000 times already.

The chain's Christmas commercials have become an event in the United Kingdom for the past decade. The company's 2007 spot saw a record budget and became a favorite with British viewers. It has produced a big-budget holiday ad every year since.

The 2016 spot, starring a boxer named Buster, features a cover of the 1980 song "One Day I'll Fly Away," originally by Randy Crawford.

Watch the commercial below.

Clint Davis covers entertainment and trending news topics for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.