Touching Freeview UK Television Ad Features Unsold Toys Coming to Life and Singing ‘I Want to Know What Love Is’

In “Left Behinds,” a slightly surreal, yet incredibly touching ad for the UK digital television service Freeview, a group of unsold rummage sale toys who are eerily reminiscent of “Island of Misfit Toys,” inexplicably come to life and take turns singing the 1984 power ballad “I Want to Know What Love Is” by arena rock band Foreigner.

At the end of the day, when everything has been packed away, all the unsold items come to life to form a singing chorus of toys, ornaments and stuffed animals.

The toys also joined British television presenter Lionel Blair at the Freeview TV Tombola, offering viewers a chance to win prizes.

Wonder what happened to our jumble sale singers? Well, they found a good home with showbiz legend, Lionel Blair. Watch their journey and be in with a chance of winning an amazing Freeview HD TV.

The Left Behinds

image via Freeview

Lori Dorn
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