Sharing the same traits and qualities

Posted to Data Art  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

My son used to watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (a modern take on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood) a lot, and one song’s chorus goes like, “In some ways we are different, but in so many ways we are the same.” This commercial from TV2 in Denmark is the grown-up, categorical version of that message.

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