Maybe it’s the fact that we have two daughters but I’m a sucker for emotional commercials especially when they feature dads and daughters. Recently, the commercial for Google Chrome titled “Jess Time” brought tears to my eyes. It tells the story of a daughter at college connecting with her dad over video chat.
Technology can be a tool to distract us from what’s really important but it can also be a powerful tool of human connection. Grandparents can see their grandchildren hundreds of miles away. Parents can wish their children good night or even read to them while on business trips. The world becomes smaller when we can communicate through video chat with those we love but who aren’t geographically close to us.
Sometimes circumstances don’t allow us to be physically close to those we love. My brother and his family are moving to Bangladesh in a week so our kids won’t be able to see each other in person for almost three years. But through the beauty of technology they will be able to see each other on a computer screen even if they spend most of the time making goofy faces at each other.
How do you use technology to enhance your family relationships?
Here’s the powerful new ad for Google Chrome: