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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1 year ago

The power of the bond between child and parent.

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Natalie Bohrteller
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1 year ago

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

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Kevin Donegan
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1 year ago

They could be brothers!

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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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1 year ago

Aww <3

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Liz
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1 year ago

I lost someone who I didn't see for nearly a year because of COVID. By the time I finally got a test and planned a safe way to travel home without exposure, it was too late. He was already in the hospital where we couldn't see him. It breaks my heart. I could have gone months before if I had just planned. But we always think we'll have more time. My advice is to make a plan to safely see your loved ones. Get tested, find a safe way to travel without risking exposure, or plan to quarantine and test on arrival. You can make it happen and you will deeply regret it if you don't.

Teresa Spanics
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1 year ago

Please acceept my deepest condolences.

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Mairlady
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1 year ago

horrible stories about COVID 19. Everyone is touched or suffering from it, mentally, physically. All we can do is take one day at a time. It’s boring, and taking too long to find a cure, everyone is in such a rush or hurrying. Nobody has the patience to wait it out, And I am one of them. Stay Strong!

Cynthia Jackson Hodges Seamen
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1 year ago

God bless you and your father. Stay safe and keep him safe. I hope you get to phone him frequently. And let him know that you are thinking of him. Just because he is out of sight dosen’t make him out of mind.

Chip_Boy
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1 year ago

COVID-19 has absolutely nothing to do with the beautiful love and admiration shown in this image. Politics very very often has nothing at all to do with our love for family members. It's sad how Main Stream Media in The U.S. has caused an awful world wide pandemic originating in China and spreading to the entire World because of the Chinese government not allowing information about it to be released for weeks. Our MSM made it a divisive political issue instead of just the pandemic it was. Sadly, our MSM has caused friends to be against friends, family members to be against family members instead of just reporting what the NIH and the CDC were saying, they were telling people they were not allowed to say anything. Eventually there was no way to stop the scientists and doctors from telling all of us, that they had not been 'muzzled' like the MSM had been telling us. Too late, the MSM had succeeded in politicizing COVID-19. Father & son love is untouched. Enjoy your Dad, & his love 4 you

soulbossanova9
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1 year ago

I'm so sorry you can't see him.. I can't see my dad for the same reason.......

soulbossanova9
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1 year ago

I could cry with joy for 100 years from this photo.....

Marcella Schechter
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1 year ago

Good gruef

Carol Roeder
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1 year ago

My heart breaks for all the pain this awful virus has caused. Just because you can't see your loved one, take what I say to heart please: Call them, every day. Let them know you care. You never know what tomorrow will bring.

Ellen Ambrose
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1 year ago

This is tearing me up. God Bless

Esther Ciprian
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8 months ago

Beautiful!

PennyCandy
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8 months ago

It IS mis-management. 500,000 died needlessly, and this need not have happened at such a cost

Liam Johann
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9 months ago

Im crying

Noah Dimas
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9 months ago

This is beautiful.

Janice Jacks
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10 months ago

Beautiful picture shows you are capable of real love. So why the hate speech?

Katelyn Robert
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11 months ago

to Liz and anyone feeling sad (hugs)

soulbossanova9
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1 year ago

I come from a long line of tailors... I can only imagine this is what they would look like if they made something so special for me.......

sharron lynn parsons
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4 months ago

I love this, dad must be a tailor, a nice memory !!!

ZanClan
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5 months ago

this is amazing

Glen MacLeod
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6 months ago

Seriously, you had to shade this topic with politics. Is Covid less dangerous now to older people, like myself? Covid doesn't see borders, race, religion or ideology. Have all the people who died since Jan. 2021 just affiliated with the wrong political party?

Glen MacLeod
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6 months ago

Seriously? You had to make this political? Are older people, like me, at less risk from Covid now? Covid isn't spread by ideology and will potentially kill you, regardless of your political affiliation.

LazyPandaOreo
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6 months ago

for people commmenting to the man about blaming trump im with you but the man cant see caus its on twitter its not like hes just gonna say "oh well this is on boredpanda let me go check and see myself and see your comment no i do not suport trump tho

Pink Rose
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1 year ago

How nice is this should b # 1

Harley...🃏
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1 year ago

Which ever God bless you both. I pray you will get an opportunity to be together soon. Be healthy and safe.

Patty Leaton
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1 year ago

nice

David Briggman
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1 year ago

Probably unnecessary to bring Trump into this...More likely, it's your Governor mismanaging Covid. Love the pic any how.

Ninja Nonna
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1 year ago

That is lovely.

Daniel Charette
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1 year ago

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Judi Burdette
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8 months ago

That’s such a stupid comment. Trump hating is your thing. How you feeling about old Joe’s management of letting Covid positive illegals into the US? Pretty proud of that huh??

Charles Whatley
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11 months ago

Just how do you mismanage a pandemic? Is there a way to “manage” it?

GC
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10 months ago

Yes

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Autmn Michael
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1 year ago

not kissing-

patrick shore
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1 year ago

china not trump

LotusWolff
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7 months ago (edited)

China’s mismanagement of COVID? Wow. I can’t believe how dumb you are. And I bet you live under a rock. Or something that clogs up your brain and makes you racist. Here, take my downvote.

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shyanna banana
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1 year ago

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bruh its not trumps fault for covid-19

Suzanne Haigh
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1 year ago

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You can not blame Trump for the pandemic, it is the same everywhere.

Pat Collins
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1 year ago

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Tell me what he could do differently? ??

Lauren Stasil
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1 year ago (edited)

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Trump? Why is everything Trumps’s fault? Are you without fault? Have you ever made a mistake ? The man can run a country and he is not to blame for COVID. We are all human and we all make mistakes. But this was not a mistake, we are all trying to do our best. Yes, I believe in Trump for president, so should I turn from these pictures, or call them inappropriate or creepy? I see two people, a father and son sharing an affectionate, loving moment. I don’t see the presidential candidate I am not voting for, and just because I am not, does not give me the right to judge him. I want to enjoy the love of humanity through these pictures. Why must we taint love and joy with politics and judgement? This is a beautiful picture of you and your dad! Praise God he is still with you. Let’s choose to pray for our leaders, support them and spread love

John Baker
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1 year ago

Anyone who believes Trump could run a lemonade stand, much less a country, is a few brain cells short of an IQ.

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Chip_Boy
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I'm very sorry for how you feel, but there is a pandemic from China which they let out into the world without warning. The total surprise was not mismanaged by anyone. The CDC and NIH experts were on live television having never been muzzled and THEY reported to the public what they knew. Anyhow, This image shows a man who is so deeply in love with his son that he's making sure his son presents perfectly on a special day. His full attention is on the son he loves very much, I hope you think hard, try to keep emotional thought somewhat suppressed and come up with a way for your father to participate in this very important day to him also. You are a very lucky man to have a father like yours. It's obvious to me his love for his son has him totally concentrating on his task at hand.

Jeanne Dukes
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Dumbass. Trump is NOT responsible for your personal health choices. Apparently you aren't capable of making decisions for yourself. You either figure out on your own what to do to avoid being sick or you wait for someone to give you instruction on what to do.

John Baker
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1 year ago

Go f**k yourself.

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June Dominguez
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Love the pick but hate the idiotic statement at the end! Oh well guess you have to have someone else to blame! Maybe you didn’t wear a mask?

ArmyDog07
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1 year ago

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

lillia_love
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1 year ago

It is definitely some mismanagement.

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Jo Morris
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1 year 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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Karen Loftus
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1 year ago

❤️🥰🙏🏻🕊

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MiniMaus
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1 year ago

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

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Kevin Donegan
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1 year ago

The look of love.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Looks so tender yet strong.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

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

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Jill Ferguson
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1 year ago

The BEST!

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Ricardo Morales Massin
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1 year ago

L' Chaim!

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Kevin Donegan
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1 year 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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1 year ago

So happy to see daddy!

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago (edited)

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

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Natalie Bohrteller
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1 year ago

😥

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Tameri Harding
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1 year ago

So beautiful

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ArhomR
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1 year ago

Sounds like the best dad.

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Tameri Harding
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1 year ago

Same joyful eyes and nose

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Delicious.

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Jon Michael
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1 year ago

Vacation naps are THE BEST!!

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

Beautiful image of love.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

He kept his promise.

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

This is his dad. No question.

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Kevin Donegan
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1 year ago

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

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year 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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1 year ago

Looks like a great dad to me.

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mysty
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1 year 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.

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Karen Loftus
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1 year ago

Ah, how lovely ❤️🙏🏻🕊.

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