WATCH: A Tearful Goodbye to a College Freshman

For all those moms and dads who today will say goodbye to their kids as they embark on the next chapter of their lives, here’s a totally mushy video to help turn on the water-works.

Caryn and Doug Kopp of Bedminster, New Jersey, say they feel like it was just yesterday when they were bringing Jamie home from the hospital. Now they are packing up her things and preparing to take her to college — and girding themselves for a much quieter home once she’s no longer around.

Get out your kleenex, start preparing those care packages now, and gird your loins till turkey day, and your “babies” come home for Thanksgiving.