Watch this heartwarming Lothian Buses 2019 Christmas advert which is leaving Edinburgh residents in tears

Dozens of people online have been praising the advert for its heartfelt message.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 5:00 pm

A Christmas advert by Lothian Buses has been leaving many in tears with its heartwarming message.

The two-minute video, posted on Sunday, captures the Christmas spirit with a tale of family coming together from Edinburgh and beyond to surprise an elderly relative in her home for Christmas dinner.

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Many people online have been reacting to the Lothian Buses Christmas advert.

It has been shared more than 200 times on Facebook alone, with dozens of online followers giving praise.

Heather Fraser said: "What a beautiful advert, cried at the end."

Patricia Buchan said: "True Christmas meaning. Brought a tear. Best wishes to all the drivers and staff."

And Honor Flynn said: "Couldn't capture the meaning of Christmas any better ... Brilliant x."

The woman sits at home reading her Christmas cards before being surprised by family.

The advert starts by showing an older woman reading Christmas cards from her family. Some of the cards also contain apologies for not being able to see her.

The ad then shows her relatives getting on different Lothian buses to meet up with each other before going to surprise the woman at her home.

The woman is waiting on her microwave meal to finish cooking when the doorbell rings and her family appear at the door, leaving her both gobsmacked and delighted.

The family then sit down together to enjoy a proper Christmas dinner.

A Lothian Buses spokesman said: "Lothian have been bringing people together for 100 years and our Christmas message this year is about people taking the time to think of others during the busy Festive period.

"We hope our customers enjoy the advert and get into the spirit of the sentiment behind #ShareyourChristmas"

Another person who saw the advert, Karen Forbes, said: "Love it, so beautiful, not about presents or food it's about togetherness. Well done."

Lynne Campbell said; "Lovely. Thanks to all the amazing folk at Lothian for all your hard and much appreciated work throughout the year, merry Christmas to all. X"

Susan Andrews said: "Lovely advert. Merry Christmas to the drivers and thanks."