Watch the Christmas Ad from Charlie’s Bar in Northern Ireland That’s Gone Viral


In an age of big-budget holiday ad productions, Charlie’s Bar in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, has created a simple and touching Christmas spot that tells a heartwarming story of loneliness and companionship.

The ad starts with an elderly man out walking the streets of Enniskillen, which leads him to Charlie’s Bar where the Yeats quote ‘There are no strangers here, Only friends you haven’t met.”

Released on the bar’s Facebook page, at this writing it has 131k reactions, 5.3K likes, and over 32,000 shares.


According to The Guardian, the ad costs £700 to produce. Check it out:

As you might expect, the owners and staff at Charlie’s Bar, which first opened in 1944, were caught off guard finding a surge of global publicity in their Christmas stocking.

“The amount of messages and comments have been surreal,” the bar said in a Facebook post.


“We will make our way through them once things have calmed down a little but for now, we are just enjoying the madness.”

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