The Ring doorbell was intended for safety, but people are utilizing its recording capabilities to send messages to their loved ones.
Take for instance, this dad who leaves messages for his daughter while she’s away at college.
Or this dad, who has an extra “special” message for his kid.
But it’s not just parents leaving messages for their kids. Likewise, kids are utilizing Ring’s crime-fighting feature to show love.
Recently, an example of using Ring Doorbell for good went viral.
Best thing you’ll see today:
These kids learned that they can leave messages using their Ring doorbell — for their dad to check, who’s deployed overseas…pic.twitter.com/CawJkQnLOr
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) November 19, 2020
The first part of the video features his daughter, who says “Hi Daddy, I miss you so much.”
The next shows his son, who says “I want to see you soon, Daddy. Please, I really want you to come back. Bye daddy, I’m going to school to learn a lot.”
Throughout the rest of the video, you see each child talking to their dad through the Ring doorbell, telling him how much they love him and that they want him to come back home.
The sweet, heartbreaking clip received 1.4 million views on Twitter, with a lot of emotional replies.
“with no training wheels Dad!” And now my monitor is blurry…
— Todd Cormier (@todd_cormier) November 19, 2020
Heartbreaking, pure, adorable, amazing, all rolled into one
— DAPPER DON DHARSHI • K A M I L • (@SoloFlow786) November 19, 2020
We need the follow-up video of Dad surprising them by walking out the front door during these messages! So we can fully lose it.😭 https://t.co/cCS1VZAhDX
— Alyssa Charlston (@Alyssacharlston) November 19, 2020
This is what technology is meant for. How sweet?!?!? Way to empower and include the kids. Thanks to all the dads serving our country. pic.twitter.com/TcZkX1E1r5
— Kameka Williams (@kamekagw) November 19, 2020
Feeling very lucky to be a Dad “stuck” at home with my children right now. And a special thank you to all military personnel serving away from their families.
— powersmagoo (@powersmagoo) November 19, 2020
One Desert Storm veteran commented on how much this technology would have meant to families back then.
As a veteran of Desert Storm, a lot of my brothers and sisters with family could have used this back then.
This is absolutely awesome. ❤️👍🏻 https://t.co/wOkgwypwFu
— JB. ☠️ (@DwgpndSurf) November 19, 2020
Another veteran shared their experience of watching what families go through during deployment.
As a Vet who overseas never had a family, watched my friends w families breakdown over letters and VHS tapes, never got it. Been 15 yrs since my last BDU, now with a family, I get it. Man, what they went threw, respect the house at home and sole overseas.
— Antonio Smith (@martindego) November 19, 2020
We also heard from children of military parents.
My mom would buy gifts while my dad was out on his ship and hide them in the car trunk. When he got home we would have piles of Christmas and birthday gifts ” from him”
— mishanti2 (@mishanti2) November 19, 2020
Technology can be very good sometimes.