Mickey Mouse Holds Military Child with Separation Anxiety

Images Credit: Disney / @lizroseshort / Clipart

THIS is exactly why we are so happy Disney character hugs are back. On a recent visit to Walt Disney World Resort, one military family shares their special Mickey Mouse meet-and-greet experience that has us reaching for the tissues.

Mickey Mouse has returned to Main Street, U.S.A. where he is greeting Guests in his 50th Anniversary outfit at Town Square Theater. While we have yet to hear news of the return of the Tinker Bell meet and greet, Minnie Mouse is currently meeting Guests as well in Town Square Theater.

Mickey Mouse
Credit: Disney

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A memorable moment was captured in a brief video by one military family. @lizroseshort took to TikTok to share a sweet clip of her child’s experience with Mickey Mouse during a special character meet and greet moment.

@lizroseshort (Liz) notes, “Our toddler has been having separation anxiety and many behaviors because her dad is about to deploy again. We decided to take a last minute Disney trip to make some memories before her dad leaves.”

“As soon as Mickey heard he stopped us from leaving and sat on the floor with her for a few minutes just so she could process everything.” “Thank you Mickey & Minnie for giving her a little extra Disney magic.”

Check out the touching video below:

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Liz goes on to note in the comments, tagging Disney Parks, “Your Cast Members are amazing” and “The Cast Member attendant was SO kind and took so many photos.”

This last-minute trip to Walt Disney World looks like it was definitely needed for this sweet little girl!

Another family video on the profile shows the husband trying to leave a message for their daughters’ birthdays since he will be deployed:


As hard as it was for him to record, it will make their birthdays so special ?. #submarinefamily #deployment #milso #milspouse #military #girldad

♬ Rock and A Hard Place – Bailey Zimmerman

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And then, the deployment send-off video breaks our hearts:


I’m counting down the seconds until our next hug ? **Posted after departure to protect OPSEC** #submarinefamily #deployment #milso #milspouse #military

♬ Rock and A Hard Place – Bailey Zimmerman

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This husband and father will surely be missed! Our thoughts are with this military family.

It’s the magical moments like this that make those Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort vacations so special for families. We’re so glad this military family could experience a special moment with Mickey Mouse.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.

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