Seconds later: "As soon as he gets on stage ... he takes off his watch and puts it on the podium," Ann Romney tells CNN's Gloria Borger.
Seconds after that: Romney "writes 'Dad' on the piece of paper," Ann says, to remind him that he "Doesn't want to do anything that would not make his father proud."
Seconds after that: "And then he looks in the audience and he finds me. He has to find where I am. And– he just– he needs just that connection," Ann says.
Go read the whole thing. On our live-Slog of the debates tonight, we'll be sure to watch for the moment when Romney writes "D-A-D" on his little note-taking paper. It's sure to be heartwarming as all get-out. Tune in to Slog tonight at 6 for all the fun. If you're in Seattle, stop by Havana and watch along with us.