When Larry Childers of Gray, Tennessee, was deployed overseas with the U.S. Navy, he gave his daughter, Baillie, a “daddy doll.” Have you heard of these dolls? It's actually a great idea for kids who have to say goodbye to their parents in the military. Baillie's "daddy doll" features a picture of him so she can feel feel connected to her dad while he is away from home.
Unfortunately, Baillie misplaced her doll while out shopping -- and the family couldn’t track it down before they had to go home. As you can imagine, there were a ton of tears.
The doll ended up being found in a parking lot by a stranger who, amazingly, was able to return it to Baillie, thanks to a Facebook post.
The next day, Baillie had her “daddy doll” safely back home and they are once again inseparable.
"It's something that is very important to our family because its something that ties her to her daddy even when he's away," said Baillie's mom.
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