Posted by Rachel Leigh - email
JACKSONVILLE, FL (WFLX) - A Florida woman has figured out a way to take her boyfriend everywhere she goes; even though, he is stationed in Iraq with the Air Force.
Shirtless at the airport, Staff Sergeant Patrick Thomas made a grand entrance. He's not actually there in the flesh, but as a cardboard cutout.
It started as a joke, but then got serious when his girlfriend, Anne Schollard, bought the cutout. It's all part of a mission called 'Perk Up Patrick'. "Typically, I'll hear from Patrick mostly everyday," said Schollard. "There was a time when I went five days without hearing from him. Oh my gosh, you worry, even though, you know, they're probably fine."