Kathy is pleased to know that one of her mom’s friends has found love, and she decides to learn more about him
 Kathy: She told me a story how she met a military man and um, he was, been deployed, and so he was going to be coming back home around the holidays.
 Will: Kathy works fulltime and has twin 13-year-old girls. She’s a busy woman. But when Sharon tells her about the man she had met online, Kathy’s eager to know more about him.
 Kathy: He um, was getting ready to retire. He had a son, um, she was ready to be a stepmom, and um, wanting to buy a house here in um, in Clovis, California. And so um, she had even put half a down payment on a house.
 Kathy: And I found his account on her Facebook account, so I looked it up and I saw that the gentleman was in a uniform, but the, on the name badge it looked like it said Lenny or Denny, which was not the name she gave me. She gave me the name of Ross Newton.
 Will: Kathy’s not sure what to do. She starts to wonder more about the man in the profile photo, Ross Newton. She wonders who he really is, why can’t he meet up in person, and why does his name say Denny on his shirt? She feels like she needs to do something. She e, Denny.
 Kathy: I didn’t mention anything to her. I just kind of looked it up myself, uh before, because I didn’t want to be wrong and lead her down a wrong path. So um, you know I, I looked at it and I looked up “army man Denny,” and Brian’s picture came, LinkedIn picture came up.
She doesn’t want to be meddling in Sharon’s love life, but she just can’t shake whatever the feeling is that she has
 Will: So she finds the same picture on LinkedIn, but it’s not Ross Newton. This man is Brian Denny, that’s the name on the man’s shirt. Maybe it’s the fact that money’s involved, maybe it’s the fact that Sharon’s never met Ross in person but he’s already bought an engagement ring. All of it starts to cast a shadow over Sharon’s story. Kathy decides she has to keep digging, and she sends Brian Denny a message on LinkedIn and eagerly waits to hear back.
 Will: Brian Denny has spent his career in the military; 25 years serving his country all over the world.
 Brian Denny: A lot of time in Germany, a lot of time in the Middle East, and everywhere in the states from Fort Stewart, Georgia, to Fort Lewis, Washington.
 Will: Finally, after almost three decades in the military, a life on the road away from home and family and friends, he’s back looking forward to the next phase of his life. He’s home with his family for the first time in a long time and looking at various options thinking about how he can transition back to civilian life and keep giving back. Service is engrained in everything he does. So in , he’s doing what a lot of us would do. He starts looking on LinkedIn, looking for opportunities and making connections.
 Brian Denny: I’d been working LinkedIn to update my profile, looking for a job and this kind of thing, and I got a note from a lady going, “Hey I, I think you and I have been talking on another site, and I think you’re coming to visit me,” and I’m like, you know, what? That’s crazy.