Cadbury is very famous worldwide, especially for people who love chocolates. Every year, Cadbury comes up with Eastertime commercials in which they showcase a basket full of chocolate 'creme' eggs and a bunny clucking like a chicken.
Back in 2019, Cadbury had organized a contest for the next “bunny” with the basket where the people came with their pets. The contest was won by the English Bulldog named Henri who appeared in the commercials wearing rabbit ears.
Then early this year, Cadbury had launched the 2020 campaign named “tryouts”. Since it's very important to maintain social distancing due to coronavirus, people can send pictures of their pets and its winner will be announced by America. From 50 different states, four thousand pets were chosen.
The pets got hundreds of thousands of votes cast online which held it from four thousand to top ten finalists which included a miniature pony, a duck, a pig, three dogs, a hamster, two cats, and a llama. As usual, there is only one winner who was Coonhound named Lieutenant Dan who uses a wheelchair from New Richmond, Ohio.
Despite having defective hind legs from birth which was later cut off, he was very interested in running, hiking, swimming, and wrestling. With his amazing personality, he has always brought a smile on other people's faces.
Moreover, Cadbury had awarded $5,000 to his owner for giving his dog Lieutenant Dan in the Cadbury bunny Easter commercial. In the name of Lieutenant Dan, they had donated $10,000 to the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19, people have to stay home and maintain social distancing, which led their this year's Easter celebrations, not like the others. Maybe with the help of this dog they can make people understand that despite having a disability you can still enjoy your life.
Image credit: HandicappedPets .com/ YouTube Screencap