Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app. What people are talking about today: These are polarizing times for Americans, and Hershey thinks chocolate is something we all can agree on. As Ad Age's Jessica Wohl reports, the chocolate maker is sharing the true story of a 93-year-old Iowan who's spent two decades giving away jumbo chocolate bars to people he meets. As Wohl writes, Bob Williams "keeps stacks of Hershey's bars in his freezer (which is about the cutest thing we've seen in a video in some time, even if it the closeup is extreme product placement)."
Hershey's video is uplifting, old-fashioned and totally non-controversial. To experience its full heartwarming benefits, watch it, then stay away from the political memes on Twitter this morning.