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The Anti-Soda Ad That Looks Just Like The Real Thing

I see way too many ads that have nothing to do with the product they sell. Here's a group that gets why big companies do that. What they do with that knowledge is pure genius.

Now that we've got your attention, we want to make one thing about this video clear. While we LOVE that it shows how advertisements aren't as much about the product as they are about a (usually manipulative) image, we don't love that it equates a can of soda to obesity. Obviously, things are more complicated than that.

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In 1945, Lily Ebert, now 90, was liberated from a German munitions factory where she worked as slave labor after being transferred from the Auschwitz death camp.

A few weeks after being liberated, an American soldier shared some words of positivity with her, "The start to a new life. Good luck and happiness," he wrote on a German banknote.

The simple gesture was life-changing for Ebert and the banknote became one of her most treasured keepsakes.

"This soldier was the first human being who was kind to us," she told NBC News. "It was the first time after this terrible life that somebody was kind and I knew that somebody wants to help."

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