One hundred ninety.

That's the number of Hershey's kisses Steve Dillenburger left in a jar for his son Sean. It's also the number of nights he'd be gone.

Steve, a major in the Air Force, was deployed to Kuwait from April 17 to October 24.

Every evening, when Sean missed his dad the most, he would pull a goodnight kiss out of the jar.

Sean's mom Mary Ellen says that no matter where they went, Sean wouldn't go a night without a kiss from dad. He brought the jar with him on trips to South Carolina, Ohio, Delaware and Maryland.

When there was just one left, Sean knew he would be getting the sweetest surprise of all. Dad was coming home.

Mary Ellen, Steve, Ann Marie and Sean Dillenburger