A John Lewis-style Christmas advert created by an independent shop in Macclesfield has become an online hit.
The video was created by Heather Bamber, the owner of No Place Like Home on Mill Street, which sells goods produced by local artists and crafters.
The heart-warming advert tells the story of a dog called Buzz, who loves taking walks up to White Nancy in Bollington. On his walk home, he discovers No Place Like Home, where he finds the perfect Christmas gift for his owner.
Since it was posted on YouTube on November 28, the video has been watched almost 4,000 times.
But unlike the reported £1m John Lewis spent on its hit advert featuring the trampoline-loving dog called Buster, Heather’s film was recorded and edited by her son Sam’s on his iPhone and cost nothing to make.
In line with the shop’s ethos of supporting local artists, it features a song ‘Every Second Counts’ by Cheshire folk singer Sam Lyon and a photograph by Rosie Turner.
Heather, who opened the shop in 2011, said: “We saw the John Lewis advert and thought it would be fun to do our own. We chose White Nancy because we sell so much art inspired by it. I can’t believe the reaction it has had. We are delighted.”