Today’s video, ‚Gift‘ directed by Zsófia Zsemberi, features a couple that decides to adopt a little girl into their family. They’ve already got one daughter, but they’re more than happy to welcome the newest addition, a timid redheaded girl with two ponytails.
The young girl is at first given lots of love and attention, and just like anyone else, she has a few accidents. Unfortunately, these accidents seem to really set the family off. After she stains a white table cloth by knocking over a glass of red wine, they treat her coldly. They yell at her first, but begin to ignore her altogether.
The family decides that they’ve had enough after she makes a mess in her room. Following a heated discussion with his wife, the father lures the little girl into the car and drives off into a remote area. He leaves her there.
The silent video ends in a shocking twist and powerful message, and it will tear at your heart.
The Decision to Adopt
A seemingly loving couple decide to adopt a young girl. They’ve already got one daughter, but somehow feel that this redheaded wonder will complete the family.
Responding to Honest Mistakes
They welcome her with loving arms at first, but after she makes a few honest mistakes, they treat her as though she’s a nuisance.
The Final Straw
When the couple walks into her room and discovers the mess she’s made, they decide they can’t take it anymore.
A Despicable Discussion
After just a short amount of time, they decide that she doesn’t belong in their family anymore. Although her actions were completely innocent, that doesn’t seem to matter to them.
Adoption seemed like a gift at first, but once it got hard, they refused the responsibilities that it came with.
The Decision to Abandon
The father then drives her far away to a place where there is no living creature in sight.
Click below to watch this short film in its entirety. The ending will stay fresh in your mind for the rest of the day.
‚Gift‘ was created for Zoetis, a global animal health company based in Hungary. According to The Mosby Foundation, only 1 out of 10 dogs end up finding a permanent home. Additionally, an article by PETA Prime titled ‚Why People Abandon Animals‘ notes that the main reasons animals are in shelters are because owners give them up or they’re found in the street by animal control.