Deployed Solider Gets to See Son’s Birth Thanks to Skype (VIDEO)

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babyWithout question, the birth of a child is the biggest moment in a couple's life. Something that, if you miss, you will never be able to see again. What if you can't be there, though? What if you're in the military and are stationed far away? It must be terribly heart-breaking for all those dads to miss monumental moments in their lives, like the birth of their sons and daughters. And those poor moms who have to go it alone!

This is exactly what happened to Cody Huckeba when his wife went into labor. See, Cody was stationed in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, while his wife, Sasha, was all the way in Oregon on the big day. Thanks to a little technology, though, Cody was able to be there for Sasha -- and new son, Dmitri -- on the unforgettable occasion.

You guessed it, Cody and Sasha used Skype. Er, the hospital Sasha was at set up Skype for the couple. Thanks to a tiny, little camera, Cody was able to watch the birth of his son in real time -- and Sasha had the support of her husband when she needed him most. Cody was even able to return home to Oregon a few days after Dmitri's birth to give him -- and his wife -- a hug in person.

Technology can sometimes be a pesky little thing, but other times, like in Cody and Sasha's case, it really is the next best thing!

Check out the totally heart-warming video:


On a scale of 1-10, how much does this warm your heart?

 

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