Watch | Germany’s series of cheeky COVID-19 couch potato adverts go viral


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The German federal government recently released a series of adverts thanking and praising those who are staying home.

The ad, entitled #Specialheroes – Together against Corona, is a 1.35-minute video praising an unexpected hero in the country’s (and world’s) fight against the coronavirus: the couch potato.

The advert also calls on people in Germany to follow the honourable example of the couch potato.

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In the advert, an elderly man recalls his “service” to the nation back in the day when he was a young student in the winter of 2020.

“I had just turned 22 and was studying engineering,” the narrator continues, “when the second wave hit.” He goes on to explain that despite wanting to go out and party and study, the fate of his country lay in (the youth’s) hands. “So, we mustered all our courage and did what was expected of us, the only right thing.”

Watch the adverts in full below:


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