Catching one of your parents doing a Facebook Live broadcast rarely results in anything cool (Sorry, mom – your fall fashion trend alerts just aren’t for me).
This is why 21-year-old Dihnai was so surprised when he checked out his father, Outhay’s, live stream on Sunday and discovered his dad casually tattooing his own arm.
“He just likes to post on his Facebook about what he’s doing,” Dihnai told BuzzFeed News. “Sometimes he goes on Live when he’s fishing and stuff.”
Given Outhay’s small following of friends and family of Facebook, the response was initially minimal with only a few reactions and comments. That changed drastically when Dihnai decided to post a screenshot of the video to Twitter.
My dad really the coolest mf ever lmao I went on Facebook and he had a live story of him tattooing himself???? pic.twitter.com/5luv5nsJD0
— ++ (@diihnaiib) September 8, 2018
The responses began pouring in immediately with thousands of people not only retweeting and liking the totally badass shot. But then came inquiries about the pain-tolerant dad’s relationship status, too.
“Most of the comments have been regarding his looks,” Dihnai said. “Everyone’s asking to be my stepmum or stepdad.”
Dihnai was quick to disappoint the eager new fans, though.
Despite going crazy viral, Dihnai says his dad doesn’t really understand the concept of being internet famous, but that doesn’t mean his son can’t appreciate it.
My dad going viral makes me feel good cause I know I’ll look good when I’m 30 years older too ????
— ++ (@diihnaiib) September 9, 2018