Tearjerker advert for German shop Edeka goes viral

Edeka's Christmas advert
Edeka's Christmas advert

A viral advertisement for German supermarket Edeka features a pensioner who fakes his own death to get his children to come home for Christmas.

When they return home for the funeral they find that their old  man is still alive and used his own death to get them to turn up.

We're not too sure about feigning your own death to get the kids home for Christmas, but this is Christmas dinner German-style...