There’s many different ways to support your kid’s interests and activities. But one group of dads in New Jersey is taking things to an entirely new level. In an effort to bond with their cheerleading daughters, a group of dads decided to get into the action themselves. And they didn’t half-ass it, either. They practiced a half-dozen times to perfect their routine and straight-up killed it when it was their moment in the spotlight.
The cheerleading dads, the “Daddy Bolts” of the Lindenboro Chargers, spent hours getting in performance shape. And the group of police officers, truck drivers and mechanics worked to perfect their flips and cartwheels. The dads said they came away with a brand new understanding and respect for what their daughters do. And their kids appreciated the unconventional effort.
“Seeing him do what I do just put a smile on my face,” one of the kids told the Today Show.
For the dads, it was a chance to bond with their daughters.
“A lot of us have sons that play baseball, we’re coaches, police officers, military, and now we’ve found something that we can do to bond with our daughters,” one of the dads told a local news station.
“We all have daughters that are very competitive in cheer, so we just are doing everything we can to show them we want to be involved in their lives,” one dad told NBC.
The idea came about when one of the cheerleading coaches that suggested the dads try a performance and the 16 members of the “Daddy Bolts” were quite pleased with the end result. And after taking the internet by storm, they’re already looking forward to doing it again next year.