On the other side of the world, the hearts of two small children ached for their father to come home and hold them in his arms. However, they knew deeply that it would be a long time before this happened — and so they got creative.
In 2018, Major Peter DeCrans, who has served for more than two decades, was discharged for the third time. The event made its way to Kuwait, lasting almost a year.
Of course, he missed home, and his beautiful family; His wife, 5-year-old daughter Cierra, and 7-year-old son, Petroula, missed his father with all his heart.
Petroula [left]; Cierra [right]. │Source: instagram.com/ring
Before coming to Kuwait, Cierra bought a doorbell in the shape of a Ring. The reason for this was so that DeCrans could watch over Forest Lake, their Minnesota home, during deployment.
However, the actual purchase turned out to be something more memorable. By using this structure, parents and children shared video messages with their fathers on their own during the rollout.
Cierra is talking to her dad.│Source: instagram.com/ring
An adorable video on Instagram includes messages the kids send to their dad through the doorbell. One of the first was that of his precious daughter expressed:
“Hi Dad, I miss you – so much.”
Other texts include one or another text saying that they want him home, that they love him, telling him about their new hairstyle, and more.
Petroula shows off his new haircut to his dad.│Source: instagram.com/ring
A video message from Cierra sharing her date of birth touched the Major’s heart. Commenting on this, DeCrans expressed:
“I could see her wearing a princess dress and bringing a cake to class. You may not be there, but you still feel connected. “
Cierra wears a princess crown on her birthday .│ Source: instagram.com/ring
The doting dad says watching his two kids from the Ring video doorbell was the culmination of his day and made his deployment more resilient.
Of course, those who have seen the video on Instagram also have a lot to say about the adorable babies, with many of them sending hearts and crying face emojis in the comments. An individual tagged the video doorbell company, write:
“@ring Consider donating your product to deployed troops with children. This video is beautiful.”
Many people commented that clips make them cry, with some sending well wishes to deployed soldiers. The video has become quite popular, garnering just under 1500 likes.
Individuals comment on a Ring Instagram post. │Source: instagram.com/ring
Cierra also commented on her children’s unique interactions with their dad, saying she’s glad they have a way of expressing their true feelings and feeling a special connection with their dad. The mom stated:
“I think that’s really important for children because they can express those feelings and be able to say those words and I think that’s really important.”
Some may complain about technology and the bad effects it can have on children. Still, we can’t deny that the ability to keep us connected from all over the world is heartwarming, if not overwhelming.
https://news.amomama.com/282727-kids-use-ring-video-doorbell-send-touchi.html Children use Ring Video doorbells to send touching messages to their military father who is far away from home