If it were my choice, I would stack every shelf in dads’ homes with prizes and awards. Emmys, Oscars, Nobels, Pulitzers, Bookers, Grammys, it doesn’t matter, really, just give the damn medals and prize cups to the ones who keep nailing the fathering task like it's no big deal.

Bored Panda has compiled a tribute to dads being dads, which basically means dads being the coolest beings out there.

From a dad waiting 28 years to return a birthday card to his son, to a dad letting his little one paint his toenails, to a dad casually having a tea party with his toddler boy, to a dad delivering a dad joke (at the right place and the right time), it’s fair to say the world is not gonna end as long as we have them.

#1

When Your Daughter Wants You To Join In Her Mermaid Photoshoot You Do Not Tell Her No

When Your Daughter Wants You To Join In Her Mermaid Photoshoot You Do Not Tell Her No

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Tara Brooks
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1 month ago

This dad ❤️

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#2

My Dad Was The Only One At The Office Today, So He Made This Picture And Sent It To My Family

My Dad Was The Only One At The Office Today, So He Made This Picture And Sent It To My Family

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Katie Peter
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1 month ago

This is awesome and should be higher

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#3

My Son's First Day At School Today. I Handled It Really Well

My Son's First Day At School Today. I Handled It Really Well

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itz kimora
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1 month ago

this should be higher tbh

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There’s something almost transgressive about dad humor. It mostly works anywhere and anytime and has no second meaning that would give the joke an unnecessary aftertaste. The success of dad humor, which has now become a subgenre of its own, reflects the whole trend in comedy these days.

Comedian Paul Seven told the National Post that nowadays, humor is all about instant gratification and avoiding insulting anybody. It means that dad jokes have no social commentary, no agenda, and no political material, which means that they’re as neutral as can be. In the world where everything is social, political, and cultural, this is one of the safe cards you can play to have fun but without fear of insulting anyone.

#4

My Dad Recently Got A 3D Printer And Made A Stool Sample For His Doctor

My Dad Recently Got A 3D Printer And Made A Stool Sample For His Doctor

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Tara Brooks
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1 month ago

🤣

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#5

My Dad Got To Hold A 3-Week-Old Baby Goat Yesterday

My Dad Got To Hold A 3-Week-Old Baby Goat Yesterday

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IlovemydogShilo
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1 month ago

This is so cute.

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#6

Daddio Is A Savage

Daddio Is A Savage

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itz kimora
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1 month ago

"you can no longer send messages to this person."

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That’s because they rely on puns. “It’s a genre most kids grow up with and can relate to, no matter where they are from. It requires no cultural know-how, no knowledge of social trends, or world updates,” Seven said.

Dads' humor is both stupid and cringy, yet very relatable. It gives us a much-needed sense of homey comfort where TV and media is ruled by chaos and turmoil. Any pun is like coming home to your high-school setup with your mom making banana bread downstairs and dad throwing puns at whatever he pleases. I mean, in the end, this is kinda why we love our dads no matter how ill-calculated their jokes can be.

#7

When You Just Want To Play Your Guitar But Your Dad Is That Guy From Pink Floyd

When You Just Want To Play Your Guitar But Your Dad Is That Guy From Pink Floyd

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Coraline Brown
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1 month ago

That's because it is Dave Gilmour and that's his daughter Romany

Chrissie M.
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1 month ago

Whoooossshhh....

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Fredrik Ramsberg
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1 month ago (edited)

Actually, that's dad's famous "black Strat" (google it!) Dave sold it for charity last year for $3.9 M, making it the world's most expensive guitar.

WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
1 month ago

"Now here's how you play the Comfortably Numb solo."

IlovemydogShilo
Community Member
1 month ago

Brilliant 😂

Luuta
Community Member
1 month ago

She looks so cheesed off that he's interfering AGAIN! 😄

Lisa Tetlow
Community Member
1 month ago

Good one!!

Jane W.
Community Member
1 month ago

Yeah, those darn musicians---never stop practicing, even on your stuff.

Jeanne Clapper
Community Member
1 month ago

Love this! How cute!

Heather Menard
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1 month ago

OMG that would be freaking awesome

Eve
Community Member
1 month ago

Legend!

Gonzalo Terán
Community Member
1 month ago

Damn those are strong genes!

Brenda Savage
Community Member
1 month ago

Who is taking this picture? They feel both the love and the frustration, LOL! Now I have to go listen to Pink Floyd.

Bob Constans
Community Member
1 month ago

LOL

Randy Klefbeck
Community Member
1 week ago

I see the family resemblance. Would love to see what she comes up with in her later creative years.

Ed Martin
Community Member
1 month ago

That's wonderful

Vonny Browne
Community Member
1 month ago

Hahahaha I hated it when my dad looked over my shoulder too. What kid doesn’t? 🤷🏻‍♀️😂

Annie
Community Member
1 month ago

It must be really difficult! : )

Billy the kid
Community Member
1 month ago

so what happens if i pull this string?

Myxomatosis
Community Member
1 month ago

Love the face.

Jennifer Crompton
Community Member
1 month ago

That would be so cool and so annoying at the same time.

SF Angel
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1 month ago

❣️❣️❣️

Marcia Cash
Community Member
1 month ago

Dave Gilmore floats me right off the ground.

Andrew Gibb
Community Member
1 month ago

to be fair he does look like Dave Gilmour

David Buchanan
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1 month ago

I'm fairly certain that is David Gilmour

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1 month ago

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That's gotta be intimidating. Maybe she should take up the tambourine instead.

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#8

Feels Bad

Feels Bad

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 month ago

rules are rules :-)

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#9

My Dad Has Just Figured Out How To Use The Front Camera. This Is The First Picture He Sent

My Dad Has Just Figured Out How To Use The Front Camera. This Is The First Picture He Sent

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ADHORTATOR
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1 month ago

Awwww..........Boxers are best!

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#10

So My Daughter Juist Bought A House That Was Buit In Late 1800's. We Found This And She Threw It Out, I Got It Out Of The Trash And Let The Games Begin

So My Daughter Juist Bought A House That Was Buit In Late 1800's. We Found This And She Threw It Out, I Got It Out Of The Trash And Let The Games Begin

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Aww, that’s mean. Funny but mean lol.

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#11

My Dad Is Adorable And His Bad Jokes Always Make Me Happy

My Dad Is Adorable And His Bad Jokes Always Make Me Happy

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Kenna Cook
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1 month ago

I'm oustanding in my....living room XD

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#12

Cooper Leveled Up On Dog Ability

Cooper Leveled Up On Dog Ability

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M O'Connell
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1 month ago

Don't let the other corgis learn of this...

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#13

My Parents Just Got Internet (Bialet Massé) And My Dad Is Already Showing Videos To The Neighbors

My Parents Just Got Internet (Bialet Massé) And My Dad Is Already Showing Videos To The Neighbors

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Troux
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1 month ago

Ok that is adorable...

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#14

Womb, There It Is

Womb, There It Is

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itz kimora
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1 month ago

this was epic.

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#15

Dad Of The Year

Dad Of The Year

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Ariana Grande<33
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1 month ago

Look at her face 😊😊

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#16

I Promised My Daughter A Chocolate Cake If She Pooped On The Potty All By Herself. I Had To Pay Up

I Promised My Daughter A Chocolate Cake If She Pooped On The Potty All By Herself. I Had To Pay Up

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actaully...nevermind
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1 month ago

call me crazy, but that is just so sweet

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#17

My First And Newborn Son Is Jaundiced And Receiving Light Therapy. So As An Artist Turned Dad, I Made Sure He Let The Nurses Know How He Was Feeling Behind That Mask

My First And Newborn Son Is Jaundiced And Receiving Light Therapy. So As An Artist Turned Dad, I Made Sure He Let The Nurses Know How He Was Feeling Behind That Mask

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itz kimora
Community Member
1 month ago

can we take a moment to admire the art tho like srsly

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#18

Working With Dad

Working With Dad

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Aski Markup
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1 month ago

Pay up, you never said he had to be awake.

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#19

Put On My Dad Uniform Today And Began The Journey Of Fatherhood! I Had To Use My Dads Actual Shoes Cause My Wife Wouldn’t Let Me Buy Dad Shoes

Put On My Dad Uniform Today And Began The Journey Of Fatherhood! I Had To Use My Dads Actual Shoes Cause My Wife Wouldn’t Let Me Buy Dad Shoes

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Troux
Community Member
1 month ago

I hope you got to do something fun for your last day of being cool.

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#20

My Wife Doesn’t Want Our Newborn Son’s Face Posted On Social Media, So She Asked Me To Censor Over It. Needless To Say, I Won’t Be Asked To Do That Again

My Wife Doesn’t Want Our Newborn Son’s Face Posted On Social Media, So She Asked Me To Censor Over It. Needless To Say, I Won’t Be Asked To Do That Again

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Monday
Community Member
1 month ago

Can this be the new official form of censoring please?

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#21

My Son Was Shocked When He Saw Me With A Wig

My Son Was Shocked When He Saw Me With A Wig

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El muerto
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1 month ago

kid; "Could I get new one, this one is broke"

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#22

My Dad “Trying Out The Plot He Just Purchased”

My Dad “Trying Out The Plot He Just Purchased”

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

I have never heard of someone buying a burial plot on advance except in American movies/tv shows. Is it a common thing people do over in the US.

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#23

My Dad Wanted To Take A Nice Picture With A Waterfall In Yosemite

My Dad Wanted To Take A Nice Picture With A Waterfall In Yosemite

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Emir
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1 month ago

This is the best one!

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#24

Sometimes My Daughter's Pad Falls Out Of Her Bra In The Laundry. Sometimes I Use It To Make My Dog Look Jewish

Sometimes My Daughter's Pad Falls Out Of Her Bra In The Laundry. Sometimes I Use It To Make My Dog Look Jewish

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Aragorn II Elessar
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1 month ago

I do that all the time with paper plates. My puppy pulls it off pretty well.

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#25

I Told My Dad That I Bought The Game “Risk” And Wanted To Play It With Him. He Said He’d Never Played. I Show Up To His House And Find Him With Printed Out Battle Plans And Map Strategies

I Told My Dad That I Bought The Game “Risk” And Wanted To Play It With Him. He Said He’d Never Played. I Show Up To His House And Find Him With Printed Out Battle Plans And Map Strategies

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Troux
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1 month ago

I want your dad to do my taxes.

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#26

My Dad Was So Proud Of The "Feetloaf" He Made For Halloween. I Think He Nailed It

My Dad Was So Proud Of The "Feetloaf" He Made For Halloween. I Think He Nailed It

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Troux
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1 month ago

That's the best worst thing I've ever seen.

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#27

My Dad Told Me It Might Be Hard For Me To Find Him At The Airport Because He Looks So Much Different After Losing Weight

My Dad Told Me It Might Be Hard For Me To Find Him At The Airport Because He Looks So Much Different After Losing Weight

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Elijah Westreich
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1 month ago

rotfl

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#28

Throwback To When My Mom Forgot To Submit My Senior Baby Ad For The Yearbook And Asked My Dad To Do It

Throwback To When My Mom Forgot To Submit My Senior Baby Ad For The Yearbook And Asked My Dad To Do It

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WilvanderHeijden
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1 month ago

Or as my dad would write on a card on our 20th birthday: 'While waiting for your departure, we have already removed your wardrobe from the house.'

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#29

My Brother's High School Math Teacher Assigned Parental Homework. My Dad Was Not Happy

My Brother's High School Math Teacher Assigned Parental Homework. My Dad Was Not Happy

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Monday
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1 month ago (edited)

I'd be kind of annoyed to if my kid's school sent me homework. I did my time. Edit: Geez people do you not read? I never said I wouldn't do it, just that I'd be annoyed at having to do it.

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#30

Dropped In On My Kids’ Zoom Classes - Payback For All The Interruptions To My Work Calls

Dropped In On My Kids’ Zoom Classes - Payback For All The Interruptions To My Work Calls

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actaully...nevermind
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1 month ago

bruh that is ⛓brutal⛓ and i like it

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#31

Dad Didn't Tell Us How To Live. He Showed Us

Dad Didn't Tell Us How To Live. He Showed Us

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itz kimora
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1 month ago

yes that guy has his priorities straight

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#32

Today I Babysat My Son For The First Time While His Mother Was Out

Today I Babysat My Son For The First Time While His Mother Was Out

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lenka
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1 month ago

Hot tip.... it's not called "babysitting" if you are a parent.

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#33

Missed My Master’s Graduation Because Of Aerosinusitis And Rushed To Emergency Room. Here’s My Dad Handing Me My Insurance Papers Pretending To Graduate Me

Missed My Master’s Graduation Because Of Aerosinusitis And Rushed To Emergency Room. Here’s My Dad Handing Me My Insurance Papers Pretending To Graduate Me

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Your Local Lizard
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1 month ago

Thats so sweet :3

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#34

Told My Dad His Toast Could Only Be One Page

Told My Dad His Toast Could Only Be One Page

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itz kimora
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1 month ago

yes but whats the font size 😂

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#35

My Dad Mails My Dog Money And Giftcards On The Regular

My Dad Mails My Dog Money And Giftcards On The Regular

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

That is so sweet.

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#36

Dad Waits 28 Years To Return Birthday Card To Son

Dad Waits 28 Years To Return Birthday Card To Son

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itz kimora
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1 month ago

he really did pull out that uno reverse huh

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#37

I'm The Dad Who Was Charged $39.35 To Hold My Son At The Hospital. Here's My Kid In His New Favorite Shirt

I'm The Dad Who Was Charged $39.35 To Hold My Son At The Hospital. Here's My Kid In His New Favorite Shirt

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IlovemydogShilo
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1 month ago

That's so bad. But I guess it was worth it. At least all your other hugs will be free. Great t.shirt. Hope you your wife and this beautiful little baby will always be happy.

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#38

Picking Up My Daughter From The Airport

Picking Up My Daughter From The Airport

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Tina Ciancia
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1 month ago

Love the order number!!!!!

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#39

We Have A Lightbox With Inspirational Quotes For My 2-Year-Old Daughter. My Wife Hasn't Noticed Yet

We Have A Lightbox With Inspirational Quotes For My 2-Year-Old Daughter. My Wife Hasn't Noticed Yet

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itz kimora
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1 month ago

...until the inevitable day when she asks, "mommy, what does B*TCHES MEAN?!?!?"

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#40

My Dad Said He Found Some Cute Baby Pictures Of Me And Handed Me These

My Dad Said He Found Some Cute Baby Pictures Of Me And Handed Me These

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Kenna Cook
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1 month ago

Ok, but on a side note baby raccoons are really cute

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#41

My Dad Put Up A New Shower Curtain And I'm Not Sure How I Feel About It

My Dad Put Up A New Shower Curtain And I'm Not Sure How I Feel About It

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Dana Grunwald
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1 month ago

I like it!

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#42

I Asked My Husband How Long The Kitchen Table Is. This Is What I Got

I Asked My Husband How Long The Kitchen Table Is. This Is What I Got

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Ruth Mayfly
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1 month ago

Fifteen and a half bananas.

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#43

Being A Terrible Dad To My Daughter

Being A Terrible Dad To My Daughter

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KombatBunni
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1 month ago

Oh I dunno, looks good to me :)

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#44

Dad Never Fails To Rip One During Family Photos

Dad Never Fails To Rip One During Family Photos

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Candace Fitzpatrick
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1 month ago

Even the girl in the painting was shocked

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#45

Me, Absolutely Wrecked On PS1 By My Dad

Me, Absolutely Wrecked On PS1 By My Dad

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itz kimora
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1 month ago

aww you look like you're trying so hard not to cry poor kid

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#46

I Recently Became A Dad And Put My "Uniform" On While Still At The Hospital. I've Been Planning This For A While

I Recently Became A Dad And Put My "Uniform" On While Still At The Hospital. I've Been Planning This For A While

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Emir
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1 month ago

My dad wore new balances too

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#47

My Dad Thinks He's Funny

My Dad Thinks He's Funny

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Kenna Cook
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1 month ago

I'd stay away from that root beer if I were you....just sayin

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#48

Who Could Be A Better Cheerleader Than Your Own Dad

Who Could Be A Better Cheerleader Than Your Own Dad

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itz kimora
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1 month ago

its funny and lowk wholesome ngl 😂

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#49

Had A Kid The Other Day. First Thing I Packed Was Correct "Dad-Ttire" For The Trip Home

Had A Kid The Other Day. First Thing I Packed Was Correct "Dad-Ttire" For The Trip Home

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itz kimora
Community Member
1 month ago

welp you nailed it!

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#50

My Dad Said He Patched The Hole In The Barstool So Well, "You Can't Even See It"

My Dad Said He Patched The Hole In The Barstool So Well, "You Can't Even See It"

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Russell Ellwardt
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1 month ago

True, you can't see the hole.

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