Here’s the most touching Christmas commercial you’ll see

Edeka, the largest German supermarket corporation, released a holiday commercial that many are regarding as the "saddest Christmas ad you'll ever see." 

>> Read more trending stories

In the commercial, an old man is seen preparing for the holiday season. He places family cards and other decorations around his house, while a voicemail plays in the background. 

"Hello Daddy. It's me. I just wanted to call and let you know that we can't make it for Christmas this year. We'll try again next year," his daughter says in German.

The following scenes show the old man eating dinner alone with a Christmas tree in the background.

Then various family members receive notices of bad news, and they're later seen mourning at what's assumed to be the old man's funeral.

It isn't until the family visits the man's house and he peeks out from behind the kitchen that they realize what he's done.

"How else could I have brought you all together?" he asks. 

Viewers took to social media, explaining that after watching the commercial, they were "an emotional wreck."

Watch the full video below, and see it with English subtitles here.

Zuhause ist es am schönsten. Gerade zu Weihnachten: leckeres Essen, die Liebsten beieinander, festliche Stimmung - wünschen wir uns das nicht alle?Postet bis zum 13. Dezember ein Foto auf Instagram oder Facebook, das ihr mit Weihnachten verbindet. Verseht es mit #heimkommen und @EDEKA und gewinnt mit etwas Glück einen von 100 EDEKA Einkaufsgutscheinen im Wert von je 100 Euro für ein genussvolles Fest mit den Liebsten.Frohes Fest und kommt gut heim.Teilnahmebedingungen findet ihr hier:

Posted by EDEKA on Saturday, November 28, 2015

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.