Watch: Olympian Missy Franklin reads emotional letter to parents

Monday May 2nd, 2016

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Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin reads an emotional letter to her parents in a new Minute Maid commercial ahead of the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

“This isn’t just a time to tell you something I think you want to hear,” Franklin reads to her parents in the ad. “This is a time to truly and honestly acknowledge you for what you’ve done for me.”

Franklin, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, reads the rest of her letter through tears, while a montage of home videos and career highlights flashes throughout the spot. The ad concludes with an emotional hug between Franklin and her parents.

Watch the commercial below.


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