Toyota’s Holiday Ad Featuring Military Man Returning Home – The Music, Actors, and More!

I know you’re probably all here to find out what song is in the ad and I don’t blame you one bit. It’s a cozy song, and you might not believe in a current ad they’d use a song that’s 10 years old, but that’s exactly what happened in Toyota’s “Mailbox” commercial. Take a look:

The song is called “Come Home” by Amatorski from their EP Same Stars We Shared. They’re a Belgian band with a couple of albums and TV/Film soundtrack credits to brag about. Check out their website here.

[also check out my “TV Commercials” Page for more info on popular TV ads]

Back to the Toyota ad… there’s lots of glitter. Like, LOTS of glitter. The little girl, who’s adorable by the way, is making cards for an unknown recipient but with every letter she sends there is nothing received in return. Blasted Post Office!! The letters probably won’t turn up for years.

OK, I spoke too soon. Please forgive me, Post Office. The little girl’s letters actually DID make it to their destination (which we learn is her dad, who is deployed). All her glittery masterpieces are hanging ornament-style on a tree by the mailbox and then her dad emerges from a snowy hideout. It’s a Christmas miracle.

The daughter is played by actress Amari McCoy. The dad is played by Percy Daggs, III, who you might definitely recognize from the Veronica Mars series. The ad was created by media agency Saatchi & Saatchi, who also created this ad for the Toyota Venza.

Toyota shows off two of their vehicles in this ad. The mom and daughter are in a 2021 Highlander Hybrid (MSRP $50,004). Dad appears with a 2021 Tacoma (MSRP $41,810) behind him.

Shell out $91,814 and stock up on glitter and you can make your own Toyota ad this holiday season. But it won’t be as heartwarming or charming as this one. Great job to everyone involved!

Here’s the full song used in this Toyota ad.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes a 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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