Heartwarming Video Connects Families Far Away

by Dagmar Bleasdale on January 15, 2015

Western Union connects people with their family far awayI left home when I was 23.

It was the first time I ever moved away from home — and it was a big move, to another country.

I packed two suitcases and moved from a small city in Germany to Los Angeles.

I definitely miss many things from Germany, so I relate to the people in this heartwarming #WUHomedCooked storytelling video, where Western Union surprises customers with their favorite meal from home — made by their families. How sweet is that!

The video was already viewed over 3 million times. I dare you not to cry.

Heartwarming Video Connects Families Far Away

Being away from your family makes you miss them, and the culture and food you were used to.

I especially miss the slower life and the food — oh, the food! The hearty breakfasts with yummy bread and cheese on 100-year-old china…

German breakfast

…the pastries and cakes — especially poppyseed cake — and my mom’s cooking.

German luch

She always greets me with one of my favorite dishes when I come home: a sauerkraut and potato casserole with crème fraîche.

We actually didn’t eat much sauerkraut growing up, but that casserole is one of my favorite dishes. She also makes a noodle dish with wine sauce that is oh, so good!

Western Union aims to connect people globally. A lot of Western Union customers are living far away from their family. Many are pursuing education and careers here but have strong ties to their birth country.

They often gladly send money home to support their families, and Western Union is a lifeline for them, connecting them to their families and friends around the world.

Do you miss family members that are far away and food that you grew up with?

{I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.}

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Jen Y January 24, 2015 at 2:51 PM

Oh my the video is so powerful! Just beautiful. :)


Dagmar Bleasdale January 24, 2015 at 7:22 PM

Isn’t it? Thanks for coming by!


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