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The Budweiser Puppy Is Back for Super Bowl Sunday

Puppy love is great—just ask Anheuser-Busch. The beer company behind Budweiser took the title last year for best Super Bowl commercial with its budding puppy-horse friendship storyline. And this year, the adorable twosome is back to melt more hearts (and sell more beer).

Continuing on with the tale of friendship and loyalty, Budweiser's 2015 Super Bowl ad revisits America's favorite puppy and his protective horse pal. (Bonus: There's also a good-looking rancher who's worthy of his generous screen time.) The commercial was released on YouTube five days before Super Bowl XLIX even happens. But just one day after its debut, the video ad has gotten more than 7 million views, plus a claim on the adorable hashtag #BestBuds.

The first puppy crossover ad for Budweiser went live in 2014. Now reaching the one-year anniversary of its introduction, it has a whopping 56 million views on YouTube. That spot was also the 2014 Ad Meter winner, a U.S. advertising honor that Anheuser-Busch has received 12 times in the past 14 years.

The Clydesdale is no doubt majestic and memorable. It's strongly associated with the Budweiser brand, paving the cobblestone way for kids to associate that cool horse on TV with America's favorite beer. But Anheuser-Busch has taken its game one step further with a simple formula: Add a puppy to something, and you're pretty much guaranteed success.

The nation has spoken. It wants more puppies.

Image via YouTube/Budweiser

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