When a dad goes out for his first “date night” with his adorable daughter in this ad for an insurance company, it’s a charming clip that will truly move you.
But it’s the story that lies behind this company that will really inspire you.
“BeCause of Camilito” is not your average “insurance company,” it’s a charity organization that donates its proceeds to children in poverty around the world. Its website movingly explains how it came to be:
As a part of my work, I’d been signed up to take a “vision trip” to Colombia with Compassion International, and since I was going all that way, I thought it would be neat to sponsor a child I might actually be able to visit. Within hours of our big insurance business meeting I had emailed Compassion, sponsored a child, and was on a plane bound for Colombia.
Three days later I was hanging out with my sponsored child at his house in Bogotá. You’ve probably guessed his name by now . . . it’s Camilito.
Meeting Camilito changed my life. We were total strangers, we spoke different languages, and we had nothing in common except for Jesus Christ, but God used our time together to break my heart for him and countless children just like him waiting to be released from poverty.
I knew that nothing we could do with the money from our insurance business could be better than seeing kids like Camilito released from poverty, and introduced to our Savior, and I was thrilled my partners felt the same way.
This is how BeCause of Camilito came to be. It is truly an inspiring story of how faith can inspire people to be a compassionate force to help others.