The love between a dad and his son is a beautiful thing. And no troll on the internet can ruin it. When an artistic photo of former Vice President Joe Biden holding and kissing his son Hunter on the cheek surfaced on the internet, right-wing commentator and TV host John Cardillo criticized the fatherly expression of love and called it ‘creepy.’

However, the internet was quick to respond in the most beautiful way. Liz Plank, journalist and author of ‘For the Love of Men: From Toxic to a More Mindful Representation,’ invited the men of Twitter to share photos of them being held by their dads. The photos are powerful, honest, and we hope you enjoy them, dear Pandas. Let us know which ones you liked the most in the comments and remember to upvote your fave ones.

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Kevin Donegan
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5 months ago

The power of the bond between child and parent.

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Natalie Bohrteller
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5 months ago

So much love in one picture... if that creeps you out, there's obviously something wrong with YOU.

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

Beautiful. The love comes through !oud and clear.

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Tom Nichols, senior adviser to The Lincoln Project, writes on USA Today that the photo of 77-year-old Biden and his 50-year-old son might seem “awkward,” but it’s moving. 

“Even strangers to these men would know what it means. All of us, after all, were once children. In this case, to know the circumstances in which it was taken is to know that it is a picture full of pain, love, forgiveness, and acceptance, and to look at it for even more than a moment is to experience at least some of those emotions, especially in the memory of our own parents or children,” Nichols writes, alluding to the fact that Biden stood by his son during his struggles with drug abuse and other troubles.

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Wolfstar
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5 months ago

Aww <3

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ArmyDog07
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5 months ago

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It's not mismanagement, it's that this virus is deadly to the elderly.

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Jo Morris
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5 months ago

Just being a dad.

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According to Nichols, the way that right-winger Cardillo reacted to the photo shows how his sense of masculinity has become corroded and shows his inner insecurity.

“More accurately, it is a child’s view of masculinity. Come on, Dad, quit it, guys don’t kiss. This is the insecurity of the boys who did not learn that to accept a father’s embrace is part of becoming a man,” Nichols explains.

He adds that males (not men) like Cardillo are “to be pitied” because they might have had troublesome family relationships that led them to have a “terrified” and “embryonic male identity of a small child.”

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Tameri Harding
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5 months ago

They are TWINS!!!!

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MiniMaus
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5 months ago

I'm so happy that he believed in you. Wish I'd had that

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Molly Block
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5 months ago

Now that is wholesome! From his striped izod to his baseball cap, and the kid looking with a smile. Like a Hallmark greeting card in real life!

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

Looks so tender yet strong.

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

They were very fortunate to be able to have such a wonderful relationship.

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Jill Ferguson
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5 months ago

The BEST!

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Ricardo Morales Massin
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5 months ago

L' Chaim!

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Kevin Donegan
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5 months ago

Twins (with the exception of about a 25 year age span). You can tell they're father and son.

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Kevin Donegan
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5 months ago

So happy to see daddy!

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago (edited)

I'm sure he never questioned his dad's love.

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Natalie Bohrteller
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5 months ago

😥

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Tameri Harding
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5 months ago

So beautiful

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ArhomR
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5 months ago

Sounds like the best dad.

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Tameri Harding
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5 months ago

Same joyful eyes and nose

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

Delicious.

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Jon Michael
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5 months ago

Vacation naps are THE BEST!!

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

Beautiful image of love.

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

He kept his promise.

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

This is his dad. No question.

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Kevin Donegan
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5 months ago

"Are not super touchy feely" except when alcohol is added to the mix.

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

Dean, if you see this, I'm so sorry for your loss. Such a sweet image..

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Dorothy Parker
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5 months ago

Looks like a great dad to me.

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mysty
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5 months ago (edited)

i might get a lot of downvotes but people are only saying that is inappropriate because of his place in the dems and the fact that he is running against trump. if he was just an average man people would see this as an adorable father-son connection.

Grace Galan
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5 months ago

Wait.... you’re not wrong

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Chip_Boy
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5 months ago

The emotion in the photo is what matters. A man kissing his son. Two males, that's the point. It should be normal not questioned.

Tabitha L
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5 months ago

Lovely father. Lovely baby. Lovely home. Just writing nice things since the comments on this picture are really nasty. Love love love love love.

ArhomR
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5 months ago

Thank you for your comments, Tabitha.

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Ninja Nonna
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5 months ago

We love our boys!

Owen May-Nolker
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1 month ago

he looks cool like john wick

Patty Leaton
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5 months ago

cute

Chip_Boy
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5 months ago

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I do for fair play have to say 🇺🇸TRUMP2020🇺🇸

Edie Joyce
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5 months ago

Never, he's a liar and a player

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Jeff Requier
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5 months ago

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Biden is a Shitty person, look up the Clarence Thomas trial and how badly Biden F****d it up for getting Thomas off the Supreme Court. Thomas was sexually harrassing a female employee and got away with it

Jeff Requier
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5 months ago

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None of these except maybe two actually copied Bidens to show its a normal thing. Kissing your children or holding them doesnt count

Deborah Lalonde
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5 months ago

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I can not stand Joe Biden or his crack-head son but there is absolutely nothing wrong with that picture of them. My family is very demonstrative as I think more fathers should be with their children no matter how old they are.

Tabitha L
Community Member
5 months ago

Addiction is a real struggle for so many people. Opiods, crack, alcohol, you name it. Is the term "crack-head" necessary? Is it helpful? Is it kind? Just wondering why you feel the need to be mean to someone you've presumably have never met and has had no impact on your life.

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Karen Loftus
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5 months ago

Ah, how lovely ❤️🙏🏻🕊.

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