Acts of Kindness
Husband leaves his family home to go to work but returns 10 mins later to give wife a goodbye kiss
Gabe and his wife Traci have been married for 10 years so when he forgot to kiss his wife goodbye for the first time ever he knew he needed to turn around and make it right.
Marilyn Caylor
09.05.22

Meet Gabe. He just broke the #1 rule in his marriage.

And that sheepish expression on his face? Well, that’s the look of a man who knows he’s in a heckuva lot of trouble!

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Gabe and Tracie Ely, who have been married for 10 years, have a special pact that has never been broken…until now.

Thankfully for us, their Ring camera caught Gabe’s awkwardly sweet “make-up” moment with his wife exactly as it unfolded.

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Gabe, who lives in Ohio with his wife and kids, has enjoyed a pretty solid morning routine for the entire time he’s been married. He always does the same exact thing, but for some reason on this particular morning, things were different.

In the viral video, we can see kids playing in the front yard, while mom Tracie quietly watches over them. Gabe waves goodbye as he hops into his big, red tow truck.

He’s off to work! Or so everyone thought.

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Ten minutes later, the video shows his truck pulling back into the driveway.

Gabe jumps out of the cab and starts strutting down the pavement with a very determined look on his face.

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He was obviously a man on a mission and nothing was going to stop him from completing it!

Out of context, one might even think he was mad about something.

Tracie, meanwhile, is holding onto her baby and wondering why her husband is back so soon. This wasn’t his usual routine.

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YouTube - Inside Edition

As Gabe approaches his wife, it soon becomes clear that he forgot something very important.

Was it the keys to the office? Lunch money?

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YouTube - Inside Edition

Whereas some people buy their wives flowers, and others go straight for the jugular with a box of chocolates, Gabe is all about the lip-smackingly sweet goodbye kiss!

When he realized he forgot to smooch Tracie goodbye that morning, he promptly turned around and drove back home.

He answered the confused look on his wife’s face by saying, “goodbye kiss” and she instantly understand what he meant.

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When people take their wedding vows, it often includes traditional ones like “in sickness and in health” and “until death do us part.”

Gabe and Tracie, however, made a promise to never leave without giving the other a goodbye kiss.

Even though she responded with a nonchalant “Is that it?” in the video, their romantic promise is actually a really big deal for the couple.

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Every single morning for 10 years, Gabe has kissed Tracie goodbye and told her that he loves her.

He hasn’t missed a single morning, and when he realized his mistake, he immediately fixed it.

Gabe told Inside Edition “I just kind of got distracted and I unloaded the truck and left. I got like eight, ten minutes down the road and it just popped into my head that I didn’t kiss her goodbye.”

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Tracie said that “he does little things like that all the time.” She added, “From the moment we got together we have always made a pact that we will kiss each other goodbye and never walk away mad, cause you just never know what’s going to happen.”

Watch the video below to see their sweet goodbye kiss.

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By Marilyn Caylor
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Marilyn Caylor is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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