E.T. reunites with Elliott in heartwarming TV commercial

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Everyone's favorite childhood extra terrestrial has returned home in a new ad for Comcast Xfinity that plays more like a mini-sequel than it does a commercial.

The 4-minute ad, titled "Holiday Reunion," comes almost 40 years after the 1982 movie "E.T.the Extra-Terrestrial" told the story of an unlikely friendship between an alien and a little boy named Elliott.

It opens with children having a snowball fight in the front yard to an all-too-familiar score, only to have a bright light draw them to the backyard where E.T. has once again arrived.

He reunites with a grown Elliott, played again by actor Henry Thomas, who turns out to be the children's father.

After sledding, learning about the internet and watching holiday movies, E.T. confesses to Elliott that he must return home again to a family of his own.

It's currently number 1 in YouTube's trending section with almost 4 million views since it was posted on Thursday.

Take a look:

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