The Rio 2016 Olympic Games have come and gone—it's really amazing how quickly these last two have gone by! What did me in every time was watching the P&G Thank You, Mom commercial, knowing what a huge role family plays in these athletes day-to-day lives. The commercial follows the Olympic Games journeys of four moms and their kids, showing moments, both big and small, when a mother's strength makes all the difference.
Canada did amazing this year, winning 22 medals. It was especially heartwarming to see Brianne Thiessen-Eaton win the bronze in women's Heptathlon. She was amazing and inspiring. Thiessen-Eaton is also a Crest Canada ambassador, and it was great watching her #SmileThrough every tough challenge she faced during the Olympics. She really understands the power of perseverance, hard work, and determination.
And how amazing was Andre De Grasse? He's Canada's Bolt, and made the country proud with his triple win (a silver, and two bronze medals). I can't wait to see what's next for these two athletes.
As part of P&G's dedication to bringing the best to moms around the world every day, P&G brands partnered with Olympic athletes like Andre De Grasse and Brianne Thiessen-Eaton on their journey to Rio, and celebrated these athletes and their families by hosting them in the P&G Family Home in Rio, where they were able to enjoy a home away from home during the gruelling two weeks, complete with beauty and grooming treatments from P&G brands like Pantene, Gillette, and Crest.
As the Olympics wrap up tonight and we watch the closing ceremony, here's a look back a the P&G Thank You, Mom commercial, Strong, that made me tear up every time I watched it:
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