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 can't say enough about our Flat Daddy! We were blessed enough that someone donated one for our family. I was sceptical because my son's were both older. Well as old as the oldest was he got a real kick out of posing for pics with him. My youngest was 10 and he loved it. We took him everywhere. Logan tried to act like he was embarrased but Flat Daddy never missed a game (at his request)! His football team and baseball team even wanted to get in on the fun. We took him trick or treating, to ball games and so much more. It was so fun and really made us feel like a piece of Daddy was still here. We are fastly approaching another deployment and can't wait to see what fun Flat Daddy gets into this time.

Melissa Billings

We love our Flat Daddy; he goes everywhere with us. The boys love taking him places, we don't want to leave daddy out of anything that we do. We took him to the Columbia, SC Zoo yesterday; he had such a great time. We always send daddy pictures of his adventures. The people he's deployed with love seeing what he did that day! Such a great idea; we thank you for doing this. I know it's helped our boys having Flat Daddy here. He's playing X-Box with them right now...LOL

Wendy Messner

My grandson giving Flat Daddy love, my wife said he was saying "I wuv gampa, I wuv gampa".

Doug K.

Thanks Flat Daddies for helping to make our Christmas a little more merry and bright. My girls loved having their dad "with" them for the holidays! My husband has been gone on a deployment since May and having the Flat Daddy has helped my little girls, 5 and 8, feel a little more connected to him. We talk to him, have him eat dinner with us, and he "watched" as the girls opened their presents on Christmas day. Thank you so very much!!!


We received our Flat Daddy back in July. My kids and I were so excited to get it. We took him on many adventures including out to dinner at Texas Roadhouse, Applebee's, Bob Evans, and Don Pablos (for his birthday), to the Toledo Zoo, and to a family reunion. He rode in the front seat of the van with his seatbelt on all the way from Georgia to Ohio. I get so many comments on it and many people ask where they can get their own. I also get lots of strange looks but it is all worth it to have "daddy" with us through this difficult time. Our Flat Daddy had so many adventures this summer that he got pretty bent up. Now he sits in the front seat of the van at all times. I love driving through the gates on post and getting the MPs to do a double take. One lady asked for his ID. I joked that I didnt think he brought his wallet with him. I just love having it so much so that I ordered a new one to have for holiday pictures. I didnt tell my kids we were getting a new one so they will be very excited when it arrives. I can not thank enough for offering such a great program for families of deployed soldiers. I love that my kids ages 6, 5, 3, 2 and 1 can have their dad around even while he is on the other side of the world. My 2 and 1 year olds will be able to recognize daddy when he comes home and that is a gift that is priceless. Thank you and I hope you like the picture of our Flat Daddy on one of his adventures.

Brianna Whitehead