Military Dad Makes Toddler Most Amazing Bedtime Video (VIDEO)


military dad bedtime storyI sent this video to a few friends this morning, and the general response was "I can't." Maybe my friends need to expand their vocabs and learn to use their words, or maybe it's just that the video is so simply adorable, heartwarming, and sad that it renders all who watch speechless. It's possible that's the case -- it really is quite something. Check it.

A deployed military dad pre-recorded himself reading bedtime stories to his 2-year-old daughter. Performing Farmer Mickey, the dad does such a great job that his sweet daughter may or may not understand that the exchange isn't in real time.

She sits three inches from the flat computer screen and smiles the whole time. She asks him questions (which he obviously can't answer) and she hangs on every word. Her face is totally lit up and you can tell she's so happy to see her daddy. My heartstrings were pulled so hard, I did a face-plant on the floor. Good stuff.

But it gets worse. Well, it gets better, but worse for those of you like me whose body can't handle all the cuteness. At the end of the video, they virtual hug and she embraces the computer like it's daddy himself.

What a wonderful idea this was -- so creative, easy, and thoughtful! I hope these two are reunited soon and get to have real, in person bedtime storytime soon. I can't tell where the dad was deployed or what branch of the military he's in (can you?), but maybe, just maybe, he'll be home for the holidays in time to read The Night Before Christmas.

Watch the video and tell me what you think. So cute right? I ... can't.

Do you like this idea?


Photo via YouTube

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Jen Trich

aww this is so beautiful you know when she's older and he's no longer around she will still cherish these videos. So many people dont realize how lucky they are to tuck in hug and kiss their babies every single night.

Lynette Lynette

that is so sweet!

ReiRe... ReiReally

I wish I could tell you what branch he's in but, I didn't see anyway to tell. Anyway, that was so touching and just adorable.

kjbug... kjbugsmom1517

That little girl will treasure those videos for life. Its an awesome gesture on his part.

GlowW... GlowWorm889

That is so adorable! :D Great idea, Daddy!

SandM... SandMsMama

since he's not in uniform you can't tell which branch he's in, however I am 100% sure he's not marine corps with a hair cut like that!

very cute video, made me cry a little.

Gwen Lewis Ingram

If you go to the You Tube video you'll see the comment from the mom who posted the video.  He is in training with the Air Force. He wasn't deployed or overseas.  Still, it was extremely sweet and a great idea for any families who will be apart for an extended amount of time.

AFwif... AFwifenmom97

I was just thinking, with that haircut and the length of those sideburns he must have recorded it before he went to boot camp/basic training.

nonmember avatar Jennifer S.

Wish my hubby and I would of thought about something like this before he deployed :( Our son is 6 months and will be a little over a year when he comes home

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