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Skype is far more than a tool for keeping in touch or conducting business around the world while in the comfort of your pajama bottoms. In some cases, it can also forge or strengthen connections among people who are away from and unable to visit their loved ones. Denis, for instance, left Uganda by night in the midst of war, taking with him only five dollars. He didn't bring postcards or snapshots or letters from his family, just memories. But. He does have Skype, and so do they. It's what helps keep their bond strong even while they are miles apart. It helps Denis' son remember his dad's voice and face as he grows up, and it helps keep Denis caught up on what his family is up to, lest he miss out on their routines, fears, hopes, accomplishments, inside jokes, and the myriad little day-to-day moments and small adventures that make up our lives. "When I get back home someday, if I do," explains Denis, "I won't be a stranger." Denis and his family are featured in Skype's new "Stay Together" campaign, which showcases several stories from people who have made or strengthened connections over Skype. We decided to see what other stories we could find. Here are some of 'em: