Being a dad is one job that requires you to put your own special spin on. Some prefer the antiquated, 1950s, handshakes only Dad-style. Others steer hard into puns and Dad jokes (hell yeah). And some seek to transform the role into something even more unique. One Missouri dad is getting attention this week for the outrageous and hilarious signs he makes to pick his daughter up at the airport.
He went all out for his latest pick up, injecting some holiday cheer into the ritual by dressing up as a Christmas Elf in full costume, holding a giant “Santa’s Naughty List” sign with his daughter, Courtney, as the only name on the list. She shared the pictures of her dad, Doug, on social media, and the post has now gone viral with more than 60,000 likes.
Courtney said her dad has been doing this since she started grad school in Portland last year and this was a new level for him, as he bought an elf costume on Amazon to pull off the bit.
“He does this literally every time. This last one was the biggest,” she said.
Every time my dad picks me up from the airport he makes a sign … pic.twitter.com/7ubqntpHeT
— Courtney Payne (@Courtdawg22) December 15, 2019
Here’s the full video of the elf pickup.
Here’s the full video … 🤣😂 pic.twitter.com/d7eN41PYAa
— Courtney Payne (@Courtdawg22) December 16, 2019
Courtney told a local news station she’s not embarrassed by the pickups, that she is ‘glad to have loving, caring parents.’
Doug is an inspiration, and we hope he continues to go full-dad every time he picks her up at the airport. And hopefully, Courtney ends up on the nice list for bringing her dad’s antics some exposure on a bigger scale.