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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Flat daddy was such a blessing to our family my daughter would hug and kiss him as well as my son he thought it was great. I love to see him at the dinner table with us, he has gone on several outings with us. Just to have him with us in such a big way was really comforting we are now experiencing a second deployment with our flat daddy and I was just so happy to have this to help us thru those times when we really miss him. Thank you for all your support

Erika R.

Thank you so much for our Flat Daddy! My husband deployed to Afgahnistan when our son was 2 months old. He is now 6 months old and absolutely LOVES his Flat daddy he reaches for it and "talks" to it. Its absolutely adorable. Easter in next week and we will be including our Flat Daddy in our sons first Easter egg hunt! Thank You!!


I got this after my husband left but before all the holidays. We have had a blast with him. I had this pic done to show our support for him while he is defending our freedom. It was also his anniversary gift. We are celebrating 11 yrs. My kids and family have all enjoyed still having him at our family functions!

Elizabeth Rogers


THANK YOU!!! This was such a wonderful thing to have. It always brought a smile to my face during the time my husband was in Ramadi, which was exactly what I needed!

Anna Hancock

What a wonderful program!! We love our Flat Daddy. It goes everywhere with us. It has been to swimming lessons, T-Ball games, the Pastry shop, my son's school, and on a road trip from VA to PA. I got lots of quizzical looks from those driving by as Flat Daddy was sitting in the front seat. It has even gone to my bible study with me. My kids (5, 3, and 8mths) get the biggest kick when Flat Daddy "picks" them up from school. They run up and hug him. Our baby gets so excited when she sees him she squeals and kisses all over his face. It has also helped me deal with the separation as well. He sits at the table for dinner and we go around the table to discuss our day and our 3 year old looks at Flat Daddy and says "So, how was your day Daddy?" She answers with, "oh you had lots of meetings." HAHA! When we go to my son's school, his classmates say, "Hey, your dad's here again." Flat Daddy was even the guest D.J. at the 50th day of school celebration at our son's school. (Attached picture). Now, the whole school knows us as the Flat Daddy family. I'm very happy to be a walking advertisement for your organization!! It has brought so much joy to us during my husband's deployment. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart to and all their sponsors for making this program possible. You may never know how much of a difference this makes!! Sincerely, Beth Ann Lockert

Beth Ann Lockert