Dad Shares Adorable Photo Celebrating Fatherhood, Other Dads Follow Suit

Twitter dad sparks celebration of fatherhood
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Becoming a dad changes everything, in ways we never could have anticipated. We face challenges that never crossed our minds before having kids, and experience a type of love we never knew existed. Some of the most beautiful parenting moments aren’t life-changing events but instead are the moments we’re able to stop and fully appreciate the quiet bliss of bonding with our kids.

One Twitter dad who goes by the username Charliebang recently shared two adorable photos with his son, a post that woke up Dad Twitter and sparked a celebration of fatherhood.

Charliebang captioned the heartwarming photos, “Being a dad is a best thing.”

Before long, dozens of dads jumped in to echo his sentiment. Dads smiling with their kids, dads quietly holding their content babies – dads from all over the world uniting to celebrate fatherhood.

”The unexplainable happiness,” one dad marveled

There really is no better feeling

Those smiles say everything

That feeling when your baby has never felt more safe

The way he wants to be just like his dad, I’m not crying, you’re crying

No need to explain, the picture says it all

Fatherhood in a nutshell

Beautiful

Charliebang’s tweet brought dads together, strangers that were able to connect on an extremely meaningful level. Posts like this resonate for a similar reason that The Dad resonates – fatherhood is uniting. It’s a feeling you can’t understand until you’ve lived it, and once you have, you can’t imagine life any other way.

10 Funniest Dad Tweets of the Week

Funniest Dad Tweets 2/26/21
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Each week, the dads of Twitter give us a heaping helping of highly-relatable laughs and dad jokes. Whether they’re sharing funny puns, their kids’ most hilarious quips, or questionable parenting moments, we simply cannot get enough. Here’s to another glorious week of parenting tweets by dads – we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorites for a bit of much-needed comic relief.

February 26, 2021

It’s both impressive and terrifying

Or as Dads call it, “home #2”

Well, let the month-long celebration begin

You have to take full advantage before they learn to tell time

Shop smarter, not more accurately

There’s no answer, but now I need to know

They’re not ready for Twister yet if they can’t even handle Tornado

If someone let me watch TV like that, I wouldn’t get down either

It’s a feature, not a glitch

Close enough

February 18, 2021

How do all kids know to play by these rules?

With your cords combined, you could have a full (useless) set

They might as well learn early

Everyone wins

You don’t get chocolate unless you know the cocoadword

Fake it until they’re legally adults

No more Hell’s Kitchen until they learn to make their own dinner

Stop that right meow

What’s the mathy way of saying “all of it?”

Daniel Tiger is about to get wrecked

February 12, 2021

It’s never too early to teach them to Google

Maybe they just wanted your face to stay warm? Maybe

Well, time to move

But with the righteous indignation of a 40-year-old

How many more of these until she becomes the dad?

[Nervously reading “Gushers” ingredients]

Things like this need a “want to feel old?” content warning

It’s just part of the ritual at this point

Next time you leave for the airport 4 hours early, remind them of this incident

Just occasional pauses for food and sleep

They’ve been learning about this all month – how?

It’s good to have goals

12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 2/5/21

12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 2/5/21
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Parenting gives you access to a spectrum of emotions and a perspective on life that you never even knew existed. Your priorities change, your daily routine does a 180, and though you did your best to prepare, you never really know until you’re in it. Through the hard times and the best times, you can’t help but laugh at the absurdity of it all. Twitter parents have mastered the art of laughing at the absurd, and fortunately, they invite us along to laugh with them (and man, we can always use a laugh). No matter what kind of day you’re having, take a few minutes and enjoy 12 of the funniest tweets from parents this week.

Maybe The Godfather was not a good bedtime movie

Never lose hope, no matter how many times you’re very wrong

I need at least 3 days to think of the perfect comeback

Ah, the sweet sounds of home

I did my thesis on that one

You have to go through all other kids’ names plus the dog’s name before getting it right

Insanity or genius?

He’s 20 years too young for that level of “over it”

They need time to grieve

So young, so naive

Parenting reflexes on point

May as well get the biggest one

Did you miss last week’s funniest parenting tweets?

Tributes Flood In for Captain Tom After He Passes Away From COVID

RIP Captain Tom
(Twitter/CaptainTomMoore)

When COVID struck, one WWII vet wanted to help any way he could, so he started walking in his garden. Like, a lot. So much that it inspired a nation, millions around the globe, and raised a ton of money for healthcare workers. Captain Tom became a legend for his overwhelming fundraising efforts earlier in the pandemic (those four words feel weird to string together, but here we are), and now he has tragically passed away at the age of 100 from Covid-related complications.

Captain Tom fought the Nazis in WWII, and he fought COVID in his garden, becoming a hero all over again. He was even knighted for his heroic fundraising for healthcare workers, so he leaves us as Sir Thomas Moore. When news the icon had passed away hit social media, the tributes came pouring in.


A true one of a kind, and an inspirational figure until the end. Rest easy, Sir Captain Tom.

‘Get Well’ Messages Pour in for Captain Tom, in the Hospital With COVID

Captain Tom Moore
(Twitter/captaintommoore)

When COVID struck, one WWII vet wanted to help in any way he could, so he started walking in his garden. Like, a lot. So much that it inspired a nation, millions around the globe, and raised a ton of money for healthcare workers. Captain Tom become a legend for his overwhelming fundraising efforts earlier in the pandemic (those four words feel weird to string together, but here we are).

He began fighting COVID by walking in his garden, and now the fight is much more personal, as Captain Tom has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and is currently hospitalized in the U.K. His daughter announced the news on social media over the weekend. He had been struggling with pneumonia before his diagnosis and was admitted to the hospital after he had trouble breathing.

Since then, well wishes have been pouring in for the inspirational veteran.

 

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Captain Tom raised more than $40 million for healthcare workers during his fundraising laps around his garden and was knighted by the queen for his efforts.

12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 1/29/21

Funniest parenting tweets 1-29-2021
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The parents of Twitter never disappoint. Whether they’re sharing their kids’ most hilarious quips or their very questionable parenting moments, we simply cannot get enough. Here’s to another glorious week of parenting tweets – we’ve rounded up 12 of our favorites for a bit of much-needed comic relief.

That’s one way to keep people from touching your money

So simple, yet so brilliant

We’ll never know how many unintentional world records dads have set in these critical moments

May the odds be ever in your favor

You’ll have it eventually, you just have to wait a while

I had the same kind of day at work

And yet coronavirus wouldn’t transfer through broccoli if you asked for a bite

I also choose this guy’s most influential quote

I cannot unsee it

Sometimes lying is not only acceptable, it’s necessary

The one thing I mastered in college that actually helped in the real world

Let us know when you find out

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12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 1/22/21

Funniest Parenting Tweets 1-22-2021
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The parents of Twitter are back with another round of hilarity. Every week, the parenting corner of Twitter is filled with the most memorable (and sometimes, the most questionable) parenting moments, and we’re here for it all. The hilarious, the cringe-worthy, and the just plain ridiculous – here are 12 of the funniest parenting tweets this week.

Painfully relatable

We have to take full advantage before the inevitable day that they beat us fair and square

Even Alexa is tired of your shit

And then in a couple years, throwing down the “draw four” in Uno

This dad joke unlocked the skill, “Super Sneeze”

What’s it like raising a genius

Parenting is a dang conundrum

Has to be the truck, right? Right?

*Tearing up* It’s gotten so big

Game night is canceled until further notice

Hire kids to fix the world. They can do it

It’s nice to dream

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12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 1/15/21

Funniest parenting tweets 1-15-21
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Possibly the funniest thing about kids is that they don’t realize just how funny they are. Seemingly out of nowhere, kids pull out comedy gold and deliver it with complete sincerity. No matter how frequently it happens, it catches us off guard in the best possible way. Thankfully, Twitter parents share their kids’ funniest moments, inviting us to laugh along with them. Here are 12 of this week’s funniest parenting tweets, featuring both hilarious parents and their hilarious kids.

As long as you get the worst parts out, they should be fine

Honestly that’s a steal

Parenting is an enigma

Absolute genius

It’s not *the worst* nickname

This is a big brain move

Kids are brutal, part 2

So awake, in fact, that I may never sleep again

Just for 5 minutes, I want to see the world the way my kid sees the world

It’s so hard to get mad at a response like that and they know it

He May be onto something

Did you miss last week’s funniest parenting tweets?

Fans React to Chris Evans Picking up the Captain America Shield Again

Captain America
(Marvel)

In somewhat shocking news, Chris Evans is nearing an official return to Marvel movies, picking up the shield again to reprise his role as Captain America. According to Deadline, Evans will be bringing Captain America back in at least one movie, possibly more. The caveat, though, is that he won’t be the main draw, he’ll be a secondary character, sort of like Robert Downey’s Iron Man in a few of the MCU movies.

Evans was a great Captain America, so why are fans shocked? Because his ending in Avengers: Endgame seemed really well done for the character. It was a great send-off to Cap and that whole phase of the MCU. I mean come on, he literally even took the Captain America shield and passed it off to Falcon at the end of the movie. What better passing of the torch could you ask for?

But Evans hasn’t had enough of Steve Rogers, though the details as to which film he’ll be in are still unclear. Is it the most shocking reversal when it comes to movies? I mean no, clearly not, as long as it’s done well and not just haphazard (looking at you, Emperor Palpatine in The Rise of Skywalker). Maybe it’ll be some sort of Dr. Strange, alternate reality thing, or maybe a flashback-y movie.

Fans…are split, to say the least. Some are PSYCHED to see one of the MCU’s most beloved superheroes back in action, while others think it could diminish his great ending in Endgame.

Even Chris Evans tried to play it off, saying on Twitter that it was “news to me.”


Marvel has a TON of new projects and heroes on their plate, and no shortage of difficult situations to navigate (like a Black Panther-less Black Panther), so Evans returning to his iconic role adds another interesting twist to the new direction.

15 “Dads Love…” Dad-Isms To Remind You Fathers Are Freakin’ Funny

15 Dad-Isms and a calendar
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Science hasn’t been able to explain it, but something happens when you become a dad. One day you’re looking up Air Jordans online, and the next, you have a pair of New Balance sneakers for every occasion. Inexplicably, you can now fall asleep almost anywhere in roughly the amount of time it takes to sit down. You belong to more than one group dedicated to lawnmowers. When your kid says “I’m hungry,” something inside of you demands that you respond “hi hungry, I’m dad.” We call that a “dad-ism,” (and there’s an app for that!) and somehow, your brain has downloaded every single one like some sort of app that you can’t disable.

Fortunately, here at The Dad, we celebrate dad-isms. There are few things quite as satisfying as pulling out a perfectly-timed dad-ism, watching your kids roll their eyes so hard it looks like they might fall out. Having your dad-isms on point at all times is essential – you never know when you’ll pass a wind farm and have to say, “look, my biggest fans.” There’s no way to anticipate watching your kids “ooh” and “ah” over a big group of ships before reminding them that it’s a “fleeting pleasure.”

We love dad-isms – in fact, we love them so much that we’ve created a 2021 calendar filled to the brim with ‘em. 365 days of eye-rolling, knee-slapping, pun-packed goodness. Enjoy it on your own, or give it to a fellow dad (if you do, make sure you reference your “tearable” gift at least three times).

BTW, it’s only $16, because they’re 20% off….because we know you’re not a bank and because money doesn’t grow on trees. The discount will show at checkout.

Here are 15 dad-isms to get your motor running, and hopefully, make you laugh.

And to that, we say, “hi laugh, I’m dad.”

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You can buy one for $16 right here. (Originally $20, 20% discount will show at checkout!)

12 Funniest Parenting Tweets of the Week 1/8/21

Funniest parenting tweets 1/8/21
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Well, 2020 is a full week behind us. Sure, a new year doesn’t mean that everything is suddenly better, but it’s a step in the right direction. All we can do is continue to do our best, and honestly, you’re killing it (even though it may not always feel that way). Take a few minutes, read some funny tweets, and remember that we’re all gonna be ok.

Impressively young for that level of “over it”

Weird way to find out you’re adopted

Certified badass

Sometimes not knowing is the best option

That’s also how I get ready for work

They work great with my MathBook Pro

”Want to feel old?” is a rhetorical question when you have kids

And if you did, well, you don’t anymore

So small, so brutal

That’s cold

What else is there??

Whatever, add it to the reading log. It counts

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Skateboard Legend Tony Hawk Fails to Get Recognized In Public, Yet Again

Tony Hawk Again Not Recognized in public
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Depending on how you look at it, Tony Hawk either has a recurring problem or a superpower. The dude is an icon, and he’s a household name even for people who have never in their lives touched a skateboard. But despite several decades of fame, the pro-skater is frequently not recognized by people who clearly know who he is, and the stories he shares on social media will never stop being funny.

On New Year’s Eve, Hawk shared the latest installment in his life-long series of incredible public encounters. In case you didn’t know (or in case you ever run into him), legally, Tony’s name is actually Anthony. With such a recognizable last name, people frequently make a half-connection in their brains but fail to make it the rest of the way. Like, for example, the lovely woman who recently encountered the Hawk family at a COVID-19 testing site.

Hawk described the encounter in a tweet, explaining that something clicked when the woman read their last name. After asking the family if they were related to Tony Hawk, the X-Gaming legend had the absolute perfect response.

This is far from the first time Hawk has experienced this type of interaction, and incredibly, most of these people will only ever find out the truth if they use social media.

There was that one glorious time with a TSA agent

Ok, two glorious times

You know what, we’ll just give them a whole chapter when this becomes a book

These kids who will never know how lucky they were

And on that same day, those kids became legends

This was a great day for everyone

This guy gets a 90%

Fortunately, Tony Hawk himself loves it as much as we do.

Girl Dads Bond Over Being Used As Makeup Test Subjects

Girl Dads Bond Over Makeup
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The #GirlDad movement is strong these days, as dads take more pride than ever in raising daughters. And it’s not without its share of *unique * challenges, to be sure. One Ohio dad went viral around the holidays for showing the price dads can pay when their daughters get makeup for Christmas…and need a test subject to use it on.

A Dayton dad, Brad Cubbie, got his two daughters, aged 10 and 6, makeup kits for Christmas. This came after he repeatedly tried to talk them out of it, telling them they didn’t need makeup and ‘they were so pretty without it.’ It was their mom who told him it was just for fun, so he got the kits for them. And then the 6-year-old wanted to see it in action…on him.

 

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Listen, we have ALL been here before. This is something any dad of daughters has gone through, whether it’s makeup, dress-up, nails, etc. It’s almost a rite of passage to be a hilarious canvass for your daughters to play on. I’ll never forget the first time my daughter begged to do my nails, nor will I forget the reaction from my friends when I met them at a sports bar that night.

But, again, we have ALL been there. Just the fact that the picture resonated so hard with people is because they can relate. The tweet was shared tens of thousands of times, with hundreds of thousands of likes, he spoke to Good Morning America and a number of other media outlets. But the coolest part of the story was seeing how many dads in the comments had their own story, different elements, same result.

“To see how many people it’s reached and how many dads … it’s become a thread people really enjoy,” he told Good Morning America.


Nothing more dad than Girl Dads looking fresh.