How Delightful Is This Carly Rae Jepsen Japanese Shampoo Commercial

Too pure. Too good for this world.

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Carly Rae Jepsen, queen of Japanese shampoo commercials.

Listen. Songs getting stuck in your head can sometimes be annoying. I get that. But with Carly Rae Jepsen, those proverbial earworms always seem to be welcome, right? Either way, she uses one of those supremely catchy tunes in this way-too-wholesome-for-the-internet Japanese shampoo commercial. You think I’m joking? Watch the video and try your best not to squee. Go on, I’ll wait.

There are so many things to enjoy about this video. There’s Jepsen walking into Narita Airport looking like a character straight out of Kingdom Hearts or The World Ends With You. She notices this sad girl on the airport shuttle, and you can see her think, “Hmm, no, no, no. That won’t do. I am Carly Rae Jepsen and I will not rest until this girl is happier.” So then there’s her pulling this sad girl off the airport shuttle to drag her into the airport, with all her friends running behind and laughing along. You know, because Jepsen is such a delight and such a good person that she can’t stand watching people be sad if she can help it. There’s her encouraging the sad girl to tell her crush about her feelings.

There’s the girl’s crush kissing her and everyone cheers while dancing along.

I don’t even know how to properly explain the commercial even though I just typed out everything that happened in it. I’ll be honest, by the end of the video, I was shipping Jepsen and the Sad Bus Girl. But, y’know, this is fine, too, I guess. I guess.

Anyway, you’re welcome for your newly-brightened day.

(via A.V. Club)

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