jingle balls's sporting Advent calendar, day 13

It’s not often that we feature ads for Thai banks, but trust us, you’ll want to see this one. Open today’s window to see what we mean.

FORGET THE FACT that today’s Advent calendar video is an ad for a Thai bank. Think of it as a sporting feel-good story instead.

The five-minute short tells the heartwarming tale of Koh Panyee, a tiny floating island in Thailand, and how a bunch of children were inspired by the 1986 World Cup to found the local amateur football club.

The only problem — where do you play football on a floating island?

The ad is based on a true story, scripted from interviews with the children involved in 1986.

Just watch it, trust me.

YouTube Credit: TMBbrand

[h/t Eoin O Braoin]

Our countdown to Christmas continues tomorrow. If there’s something that you’d like to see behind the windows of our Advent calendar, pop us an e-mail and let us know.

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