Jtube: The Present

What is the message of this short film?

What is the message of this short film?

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Comments (4)

(4) Shoshana-Jerusalem, June 1, 2016 12:47 PM

What a fantastic mother

What a brilliant mother this boy has. It must have broken her heart to see her son sitting in front of the computer without friends and for years couldn't figure to what to do, until she saw this cute little puppy and realized this is what he needed. and the puppy loved him as he is, even though he was quite mean to him.

Also, she put the puppy down without saying a word to him, no lectures, no advice. And she was probably praying with all her heart that they would become friends, and they did. Probably after he received so much love from his puppy, it developed his self confidence and and he had success with his friends in his class.

(3) Anonymous, May 25, 2016 5:19 AM

Don't dwell on your deficiencies. Make the most of what G-d has given you.

At first the boy is full of frustration and anger. He'd rather play video games indoors than do anything which would remind him of his handicap. He may not realize that the violent games probably make him feel even worse. His first reaction to the handicapped puppy is the same frustration and anger he feels towards himself. He slowly notices the perseverance of the puppy and how it doesn't allow it's missing foot to ruin it's happiness.
What a liberating message. Unless you can change them, accept the deficiencies G-d has given you and accept your mission. Do the best you can with the resources you have.

(2) David Nash, May 22, 2016 5:39 PM

So Why?

I'm 68 years old. So why am I crying t this?

(1) Alan S., May 22, 2016 3:24 PM

A beautiful lesson...

So many messages in this short and simple film. One quick message is that one 'receives' by 'giving'.


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