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Flat Daddies show up in numerous places and family events. As a way to help those with a common desire to connect with their loved ones, we offer this web space to share how Flat Moms and Dads participate in the lives of those who care to share.

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I want to give a big thank you to the people who donate. We just recieved our flat daddy in the mail this morning and as soon as my 3 year old son saw it he got so excited and screamed "Daddy!" as he ran to it. He kissed it about 8 times and has been sitting infront of it talking to it and kissing it for about 20 minutes now. Thank you so much for making it possible for my children to see daddy everyday and making this deployment that much easier for both my children and me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Natasha Bradley


Thank You Flat Daddies !!!! We are enjoying the poster so much !!! Deployments are hard and now they seem to be even harder at 15 months. Trying to stay close to your service member seems to be out of reach sometimes. Every little bit helps !! Thanks Again !!!

Romana Marks


We have had our flat daddy for a couple months now. We love him!! We have brought him to my sons' school for their performances. I graduated nursing school and I brought him to the pinning ceremony to sit in the audience. We also have a 9 month old, who just sits and stares. She has warmed up to him now and calls him dada. His cutout looks so real. This is a wonderful idea and we love it! Thanks! We will keep you updates with the other places he goes!

Kati Cox


We received our flat daddy about a week before my son turned 3. He was thrilled to see such a life-size picture of daddy! He helped me stick it to the poster and cut it out! He carried him around the house and yard showing him everything! He played with him when he woke up in the mornings and before bed at night. Daddy helped with bathtime, watched us read books, and even watched us eat dinner. It was just so nice to have a reminder of daddy around. I even caught my son reading books to daddy. But the photo shows the true importance of our flatdaddy, when mommy couldn't make it better, there was flatdaddy. Thank you flattdaddies for helping so many families through the months. You are such a blessing!

Amanda Brandon


Hayley and Amanda LOVE their flat daddy so much. We couldn't bear to cut it, so it was placed on their wall in their bedroom. We look at it daily, and sit on their bed and talk about their dad. They miss him so much, and having this "bigger than life" poster of him, in their room no less, helps them a lot. I have "caught" them talking to "him" from time to time. It helps them to have visual of him there. This, truly, has been the best gift my daughters could have received. Thank you, and your sponsors, so much for blessing us. It was the best Christmas gift we could have received.

Jennie Osborne