Military families have to go through a lot when they say goodbye to those who are being deployed. But these two kids discovered a clever way to keep in touch with their dad.
Instead of sending emails and letters, they realized, with the help of their grandpa, that they could talk to their Ring Video Doorbell every time they enter or leave the house, and their dad would see it instantly in Kuwait.
“My dad was like, one day, ‘Why don’t you guys go tell hi to your dad, you can use this function, and he can see it over [in Kuwait],’” their mom Cierra said. “It blew their little minds.”
The original video was originally shared by Twitter users Travis Akers and Rex Chapman, and shows the kids, 5-year-old Petroula and 7-year-old Zerick, telling their dad how much they love and miss him, and hope that he comes home soon.
They also use the camera to keep their dad updated on the things happening in their lives like new haircuts and learning how to ride a bike.
“Dad, I graduated from riding my bike now,” the boy said. “All I need for help is to push; then I’m all going by myself! With no training wheels, dad! How cool is that?!”
The tweet obviously went viral with over a million views and 7000 shares. Many users saw it as a reminder to be grateful for service members, while others recognized how brave military kids are.