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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We LOVED our Flat Daddy. We unfortunately didn't get it until 2 weeks before his return. However, we got it in time to take it to the airfield. He said he could see his 16 year old daughter, Courtney, waving it around when they were landing the plane. What was so funny is that she is normally very shy. So when he landed, she was screaming "Daddy, Daddy, Daddy" really loud and waving it in the air. All the soldiers were passing by us and WOW, did they smile and laugh. We were so happy to cheer them up after such a long, exhausing trip home. Thank you sooo much for sending us our Flat Daddy! The Rauchle's

Lisa, Courtney and Lexie Rauchle

USS Dwight D Eisenhower homecoming, 2007. How was I going to make sure my husband and the girls' daddy knew where to find us on a pier with tens of thousands of other people? The answer was easy - it wouldn't be hard to spot us if he spotted himself first! Enter FLAT DADDY! Prior to homecoming, our Flat Daddy was a comfort to us - a little part of the man we love was still with us. Homecoming day was a huge hit with our Flat Daddy. Not only for my husband, but everyone that saw it. Every newspaper and TV station wanted an interview. Complete strangers wanted our photo. Everyone thought Flat Daddies is the best idea ever. For so many reasons, they're right. Thank you so much for what you do for so many of us in the service.

Bindi, Sapphire and Trinity Stokes


We received our flat daddy yesterday! Thankyou so much to whom ever it was that donated it to us. Since its arrival my son will not leave his "daddy" alone. He woke up this morning crawled out of bed, walked over to him saying hi daddy and gave him the biggest kiss!!! Although we get to skype and see real daddy, flat daddy is a way for my son to get to give him cuddles and kisses. Flat Daddies are definitely a great help and a brilliant idea!!! Again thank you for my donation, I am very grateful.

Karen Nelson

We have had our Flat Daddy for a few months now and it is such a great idea. Our five year old son talks to "Dad" and carries him around the house. My Husband left a week after our daughter was born and we make a point to include our Flatdaddy in most things so she will know who "Daddy" is when he comes home. It was especially good timing as we received ours the day after my Husband left. So far he has been with us on two family trips, a first day of school, a Church outing, two birthdays and a lot of rides in the car! We even had a family Christmas portrait made with him.

Amanda DeBord

When i heard about Flat Daddies i was so shocked to see what it daughter at the time we got it was 6 years old...with daddy gone on a long deployment she missed him more than anything in the world...i told her we could take him everywhere and she told me " mommy i want to keep daddy in my room", i ask her why? " " she told me" because daddy can play with me and watch movies and kiss me goodnight everynight" Everytime she thought about her daddy she would climb up her wall and give him a kiss it was the sweetest thing i had ever seen...even if she had a secret to tell him she would walk up to it and tell daddy her secret or tell him what she did that day or where she went or who she played with...having the flat daddy made my daughter so happy in knowing that even though daddy was far away it was right at home with her whenever she needed him the my daughter is 8 years old and she still has flat daddy on her wall...she still gives him kisses at night (even though daddy is home), but i have never seen her more happier...its her favorite poster in her room and she wouldnt give it up for anything...she asked me recently " will i have it when im older?" i told her" yes you will have it forever", because having her daddy home or away she is always daddy's little girl...and its a bond that they share and always will...

Kathy Gilbert