Bedtime Stories While at Basic Training

By: CNN Email
By: CNN Email

October 25, 2011 -

How does a military dad away from home read to his child? It's an adorable bedtime ritual that's melting hearts across the Internet.

The wife of an airman away from home for basic training posted this video of her pre-recorded husband reading to his 2-year old daughter. It's got everybody talking about how cute it is. The only one who isn't talking is dad.

Someone posted that dad "better get back home soon or that kid's going to be nearsighted." The adorability factor goes through the roof as the bedtime story ends.

Talk about a screen grab. Every time her daughter asked to see daddy, mom would play one of several pre-recorded videos.
This is similar to the "United Through Reading" program.

Parents separated from their children, especially military parents, record themselves reading aloud and send DVDs home to the kids.

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  • by ME on Oct 26, 2011 at 05:28 PM
    @ DD you should be thanking him that he is away from his family training so that he can fight for your freedom. You are so ungrateful why don't you leave your family and go fight and no one will recognize the efforts that you are doing to be in your kids lives. JERK
  • by Sherita on Oct 26, 2011 at 03:54 PM
    If you are tired of hearing about it then don't read the article.
  • by DD on Oct 25, 2011 at 02:00 PM
    We have much better things that are newsworthy, I'm so sick of hearing these stories! At least once a day there is one with the same exact scenario: kid at school, parent from war walks in to surprise, they all cry and hug. This happens ALL THE TIME whether or not it's on camera, so stop shoving it down our throats!
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