Looking for a heartwarming story to usher in the weekend? It's hard to top this one, which involves a celebrity using social media for a good cause, rather than self-promotion.
Earlier this week at a Maine-area show, Brad Paisley noticed a pair of women in the crowd, both holding up cardboard cutouts of human figures. As it turned out, the cutouts were "Flat Daddies" — life-size photos of deployed service members who are currently serving overseas.
These giant photos are often used to ease separation anxiety in children whose military parents are gone for extended periods of time — but in this case, they were offering comfort to a wife and girlfriend, respectively, who miss the men in their lives.
Paisley spotted the cutouts, pulled them up on stage, signed them, and handed them back to the delighted fans. However, he didn't get the names of either the women or their deployed soldiers.
After the show, however, he had an idea. Why not use Twitter to track down the soldiers?Read More »from Brad Paisley Flat-Out Supports Our Troops