Being in the military can be very difficult for people, especially if you have a family at home while you are deployed.


Photos via Mary Ellen Dillenburger.


One amazing father who was deployed to Kuwait for six months did something very special for his young son before he left.


Photos via Mary Ellen Dillenburger.


Steve Dillenburger filled a jar with 199 chocolate kisses, one for every night he would be away from his family.


Goodnight Kisses


Every evening, when little Sean Dillenburger was missing his dad, he would go to the jar and have his goodnight kiss.




Photos via Mary Ellen Dillenburger.


As the time passed, Sean was able to track his father's time abroad by how many chocolates were left... until the jar was empty.



Major Stephen Dillenburger returned home to his son 199 chocolates later, and we are all crying.


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