Phone home! E.T. comes back

The world's favourite extra-terrestrial has reunited with his childhood pal Elliot in a new ad.

E.T. comes back to Earth in an advertisement to promote Xfinity, an American telecom (under ComCast), with actor Henry Thomas reprising the childhood role that kickstarted his career.

Of course Elliot is no longer a kid -- and introduces his family to the alien friend whose sentimental goodbye in the 80s brought us all to tears.