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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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Here is a picture of our flat daddy. I told our son now daddy can watch him play with his toys and make sure he is sharing with his friends. Here is our "family" picture with our flat daddy. We love it soooooo much thank you guys for making this possible

Dionne and Evan romero


I just received pictures from my wife showing my Son with his new "Flat Daddy". The emotions that I had seeing him kiss the picture of me is indescribable. I just wanted to send the picture & say thank you to you & your sponsors for supplying my son with the ability to see his Daddy every morning when he wakes up. Thank You! SSG Cunningham 3D Brigade, 3ID

SSG WIlliam Cunningham


Thanks for the FlatDaddy. It was great to take Christmas pictures with his girlfriend and with the grandchildren. We are amazed at how realistic he looks in the pictures. I think even my son was amazed at the realistic likeness of the Flatdaddy! As friends and relatives enter our house they are shocked to see him sitting at the kitdhen table. We thank you for the Flatdaddy that we've shared with family and friends. This is a great service and I hope it recieves continued funding bringing joy to other parents and children of other servicemen. thanks, again. Diane

Diane Lavoie


Still in the early stages of this deployment but what I can say is that this two dimensional stand in is the next best thing! My 6 year old builds forts with dad, and my two year old wrestles, plays trains and pack him next to him where ever he is hangin out. He goes to bed every night with a hug and kiss on dad (flat daddy) and wakes every morning with a hug and kiss for him. I couldn't be happier that we decided to get this and the life size "realness" of him is so much like really having him here. My two year old carries him to the door begging to go bye bye with daddy and my 6 year old helps her baby brother out by carrying him everywhere they go! Thank you thank you thank you! What a blessing Flat Daddy has been and will be for the next long long chapter of our lives!

Rose Waterfield


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