You’ll Need a Drink After Watching This Haunting, Heart-Wrenching Johnnie Walker Commercial

The battle for this year’s most tear-jerking advertisement seems to have a winner.

Out-of-work film students Dorian Lebherz and Daniel Titz, who are studying at the Film Academy of Baden-Württemberg, have pretty much made the entire Internet cry with their unofficial Johnnie Walker whiskey commercial. To tell you the truth, we’ve never seen an alcohol advertisement that actually got us teared up before, or made us want to call up our siblings and tell them how much we love them.

The story is based on the brand’s former advertising message “Keep Walking.” To say the least, it’s haunting.

Featuring two brothers who appear to be going on a long journey through the wilderness of their childhood home in the Scottish highlands, the heart-wrenching ad shows what it’s really like to say goodbye.

After watching the video above, you’ll understand why we think it’s some of the most emotional storytelling we’ve seen a long, long time.