Few things are quite as majestic as a dad in an airport. When you become a dad, something inside of you changes. Long gone are the days of packing the night before, stumbling into their airport, and arriving at your gate as soon as boarding begins. Every dad awaiting his flight is Danny Ocean, and the airport is a slimy, money-grubbing casino. Each step is meticulously planned, every second is carefully spent.
To dads, boarding your plane is the mission, the very thing you’ve been training for. But to kids, wives, and your fellow travelers, “you look insane,” or so I’m told. Dads at the airport are so absurd, it’s sparked a trend on TikTok. Kids (who never miss their flights, might I add) are documenting their dads at the airport like David Attenborough detailing the movements of a hungry lion in the Kalahari Desert.
Like this dad, who never misses a beat
And this dad, who makes it look easy
@p.jonesyOur flight was at 6, this man had us in the kitchen at 1 😀😀 ##airportdad ##fyp♬ The Home Depot Beat – The Home Depot
The airport dad trend took off on TikTok, with countless users jumping on board to share their own journeys. From repeated passport checks to entire folders filled with flight-related content, dads know that flying is no joke. If you’re not at least on your way to the airport four hours before boarding, you may as well reschedule. With each new video of an #airportdad in their prime, people around the world quickly realized something unexplainable – every dad at an airport is shockingly similar.
”this trend is proving that we all have the same dad”
@emilyy_shinthis trend is proving that we all have the same dad ##airportdad ##EverydayOlympics ##QuestionsIGetAsked♬ The Home Depot Beat – The Home Depot
And honestly, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
@aimee_harrisonnAirport Neil is my favourite Neil 😭 ##fyp ##OurHouse2021 ##getmefamous ##dad ##traveldad♬ The Home Depot Beat – The Home Depot