Check out this video of a little girl’s reaction to her military dad reading a bedtime story while he’s away for training.
This two-year-old is the sweetest, isn’t she? She agrees along with the story as daddy reads and wants to talk with him throughout.
The hug at the end is the kicker though. Aww!
“Thank you,” and “bye bye” she says before the video ends.
What a great idea for any parent who is away from their kids to still be a part of a child’s life. With technology today, Facetime, Skype and other video chats allow mom or dad to interact with their kids, but this particular reading of “Farmer Mickey” really tugs at the heartstrings.
Her mom included a note on the YouTube video, saying her husband was not deployed, but “had to leave for two months to attend Basic Military Training in Texas.”
She shares: “Our daughter didn’t understand him leaving or how long he’d be gone, or if he’d come back. She’s so young and I didn’t want her to think he just vanished. Prior to his departure, he recorded several videos of him talking with her, reading to her, making silly faces, ect. Once he left, every day she would ask “daddy back? see daddy?” and I was so grateful to have something to show her.”
As for her daughter appearing to want to tell daddy something, mom notes, “In this particular video, our kitten knocked something off the shelf in the living room and it made a noise. She was trying to get daddy’s attention to tell him ‘silly kitty.’”