This happened moments after Ellen connected this family with their father and husband through Skype. His son wanted to touch the image of his father. See more incredible photos of military families.


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Jeanne Harper
338 days ago

Ellen, this particular family has been linked to mine in such a strange way. I frequently send a 'Cup of Joe to a Joe', and this young man was one of the recipients of a cup of joe. He emailed me back and wanted to continue to correspond because my daughter is currently deployed to Afghanistan, and in his email to me, he said, "so I know exactly where that is. So in a funny way, I am kind of looking over your daughter. Know that we have the best in the world protecting our folks on the ground, and every time I sit a shift now I will remember how important it is to you that I protect our troops on the ground by getting the air power where it needs to go."

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340 days ago

Ellen, I watch your show everyday, but today was a bit different for me.
When you were talking to the young military family, I was so moved I cried. I was moved by their sacrifices and by your generous gifts to them.
What you do for people is not trivial, it is life changing.
I appreciate that you share your kindness with the world and I am grateful to have you in my home every afternoon.

Very sincerely,

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sandy demasi
340 days ago

Great show, so heart warming to see what you did for the Military family & when he blew his dad a kiss, brought tears... God Bless a safe return to his family!

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Susan Exley
340 days ago

Being a former Army brat, I know what it's like to have your father overseas for months at a time and not know if and when he will return. For the children to be able to see their father by Skype was priceless.

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