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The Clean Cut: Wrigleys Extra gum commercial tells love story, hits 9 million views
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Viewers watch the love story of Sarah and Juan unwrap in Wrigley's Extra gum commercial posted to YouTube on Oct. 7. - photo by Alex E. Johnson
Love can be sweet and sticky, and sometimes it can burst your bubble.

Viewers watch the love story of Sarah and Juan unwrap in a Wrigley's Extra gum commercial posted to YouTube on Oct. 7.

The video begins with the couple's first meeting and ends with Juan's marriage proposal. Extra gum plays a role in unwrapping their story and bringing them together.

A cover of "Can't Help Falling in Love" by "American Idol" contestant Haley Reinhart plays in the background.

According to an article by Billboard, Ole Media Management, the company Reinhart is signed with, was pitching her songs to Energy BBDO, the advertising agency behind the Wrigley's campaign. Energy BBDO's music team manager, Daniel Kuypers, was instructed to pick a song for the commercial that would make consumers cry. He chose Reinhart's cover. Ole's senior director of creative licensing, Randall Foster, saw the mock of the commercial and did just that.

"My eyes welled up, Foster told Billboard. "If a grown man watches a commercial and it drives me to tears, I knew it would connect."

The video has been viewed more than 9 million times on YouTube.

Watch the video on YouTube here.