Our lives are changing and we’re finding out that adapting to the “new normal” is harder than it looks on paper. While most of us occasionally slip up, there are some people who have completely left rational thought by the roadside the moment the quarantine came into effect.

Internet users can’t help but poke fun at how some people are clueless about how viruses work, so Bored Panda has collected some of the funniest photos of people doing dumb things during the pandemic. Scroll down, enjoy the coronavirus stupidity, and upvote your fave pics, dear Pandas. And let us know in the comments if you’ve encountered any Covidiots so far.

Avoiding products that have the name “Corona” in them is one thing, but microwaving money to “disinfect” it (pro-tip: don’t ever do this) and disregarding safe facemask and glove use is a whole ‘nother ball game entirely.

#1

Stupid Mask

Stupid Mask

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blugeagua
Community Member
5 months ago

What dumbasses. And other people who wear it have compromised immune systems who HAVE to protect ourselves somehow. My aunt and uncle who are doctors even said that wearing masks is a smart thing to do.

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#2

Well, Thank Goodness The Virus Can't Move Sideways

Well, Thank Goodness The Virus Can't Move Sideways

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Vero Morales
Community Member
5 months ago

suddenly the virus its a pawn

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#3

All The Beans At My Local Grocery Store Are Out Except This One

All The Beans At My Local Grocery Store Are Out Except This One

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Colin L
Community Member
5 months ago

I honestly haven't heard of these before...

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Fear makes us do stupid, dumb, irrational things. No matter how cool a cucumber you might be in fair weather conditions, once the coronacrap hits the metaphorical fan, your true character comes out. And the fear of the virus has created public panic in some places.

For instance, in China, there have been reported cases of people hunting down pet cats and dogs due to misinformation about how the virus works. Meanwhile in Malaysia, some citizens were busy spreading rumors that coronavirus patients turned into zombies.

#4

Just Your Typical Walmart Shopper

Just Your Typical Walmart Shopper

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Colin L
Community Member
5 months ago

4 cases of beer, and chewing on his gloves. Excellent work sir.

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#5

Someone's Rooftop Party Is About To Get Raided By The Cops

Someone's Rooftop Party Is About To Get Raided By The Cops

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Adam C
Community Member
5 months ago

They just want to join in.

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#6

Went To The Shop Last Night. Every Aisle Had Been Picked Clean Apart From This... People Are Idiots

Went To The Shop Last Night. Every Aisle Had Been Picked Clean Apart From This... People Are Idiots

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Let's start calling it the toilet paper virus so people won't hoard all the T.P.

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McDonald’s in China apologized after one of the restaurant’s branches in Guangzhou stopped black people from going inside. The company temporarily closed down the restaurant when it found out about the notice. Online rumors about the coronavirus circulating in Guangzhou led to hundreds of Africans being evicted from apartments and hotels just last week.

#7

Someone Tell Snorkel Lady That It Won't Work

Someone Tell Snorkel Lady That It Won't Work

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Coffey Murphy
Community Member
5 months ago

I know a couple of people who would do this for a laugh

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#8

$5000 Canadian After Someone Using The Microwave To Disinfect It

$5000 Canadian After Someone Using The Microwave To Disinfect It

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rai mei
Community Member
5 months ago

😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲😲

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#9

5G —> Death = Science

5G —> Death = Science

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Colin L
Community Member
5 months ago

I can only hope they were graffitied.. but honestly WTF?

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We can judge all we want, but elementary human psychology tells us that fear changes the way that we see the world and react to things. In times of panic, we’re far more likely to conform and turn to herd-mentality so that we can feel safe.

If your friends, family, and neighbors are doing something, the odds are, we’ll be doing it as well. The best thing we can do is try to calm down and bring a bit of logic and common sense back into our lives.

#10

Well

Well

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rai mei
Community Member
5 months ago

protecting the chin is more important that the nose.. priorities

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#11

To Make This Safe

To Make This Safe

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Dynein
Community Member
5 months ago

It's not THAT bad an idea. The buttons might be a bit more difficult to clean if you wanted to sanitize them - but in this case you'd just change the complete cover. If you really do that regularly, it might help a bit.

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#12

If You Can’t Smell It, You Can’t Get It

If You Can’t Smell It, You Can’t Get It

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Gin
Community Member
5 months ago

If you can't smell it, you already have it.

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#13

So, My Work Had A Meeting About The Importance Of Social Distancing Today

So, My Work Had A Meeting About The Importance Of Social Distancing Today

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K.
Community Member
5 months ago

What hell? Send an email and give everyone a mandatory quiz on its contents.

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#14

To Shield The Face

To Shield The Face

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Adam C
Community Member
5 months ago

First they go -"We don't have protection". Then they go - "The gear is not comfortable".

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#15

She's Wearing A Mesh Bee Keeper Type Helmet. I'm Not Sure She Gets The Point

She's Wearing A Mesh Bee Keeper Type Helmet. I'm Not Sure She Gets The Point

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
5 months ago

Are you sure she doesn't just dress that weird on a regular day

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#16

Social Gathering At St Kilda Beach Today

Social Gathering At St Kilda Beach Today

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rai mei
Community Member
5 months ago

PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING.... or not.. there are so many covidiots in the world

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#17

This Guy Was Eating His Food Wearing The Same Gloves He's Been Wearing Since He Walked In

This Guy Was Eating His Food Wearing The Same Gloves He's Been Wearing Since He Walked In

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EA
Community Member
5 months ago

Ewww! What the actual. Are people really this ignorant and missing the ENTIRE point of wearing gloves? At first I was amazed at the number of adverts and posters telling people how to wash their hands properly. As if people don’t already know but it wasn’t long before realising the horrible truth that people obviously don’t know!

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#18

How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

How To Protect Yourself From Coronavirus

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Theherplover
Community Member
5 months ago

And he hasn't payed for dose chips yet

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#19

How To Put Your Mask Correctly

How To Put Your Mask Correctly

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
5 months ago

It Covid-19, not Birdbox, lol

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#20

Ladies And Gentlemen, The President Of Our Meatpacking Plant While Talking About The Plant's Safety Procedures During The Virus

Ladies And Gentlemen, The President Of Our Meatpacking Plant While Talking About The Plant's Safety Procedures During The Virus

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Dynein
Community Member
5 months ago

Comforting!

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#21

I Don’t Think She Knows What “Quarantining” Means

I Don’t Think She Knows What “Quarantining” Means

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rai mei
Community Member
5 months ago

🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦

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#22

To Protect Against COVID-19

To Protect Against COVID-19

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
5 months ago

That is awesome

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#23

Wife Said To Wear A Mask In Public Areas?

Wife Said To Wear A Mask In Public Areas?

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K.
Community Member
5 months ago

This one is more humorous than idiotic. Doesn’t belong here.

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#24

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Doesn't Seem To Understand How To Put On A Medical Mask Either. Mayor, Your Nostrils Are Showing

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Doesn't Seem To Understand How To Put On A Medical Mask Either. Mayor, Your Nostrils Are Showing

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Hello it Smee
Community Member
5 months ago

Why is it so hard to understand how to use masks?

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#25

It Was Painful Watching This Happen

It Was Painful Watching This Happen

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Rick
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Yeah, cos I’m sure the kid being paid a shitty wage, being forced to go to work at the same time global news is urging people to stay at home as much as they can, probably working 12 hour + shift and the only protection they get from their managers is a pair of cheap gloves thrown at them at the start of the shift really cares by that point. And newsflash: if the gloves aren’t replaced after each transaction, there is no point in wearing them as they don’t offer any protection to the wearer or the people they are exchanging items/money with.

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#26

Someone Brought These Bills To The Bank They Tried To Sanitize In A Microwave

Someone Brought These Bills To The Bank They Tried To Sanitize In A Microwave

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Tracy Mouaikel
Community Member
5 months ago

Well at least they didn't melt into 1 big blob like the plastic Canadian bills, but still who the hell put money in the microwave???

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#27

No, I Don't Use My Nose To Breathe

No, I Don't Use My Nose To Breathe

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Himanshu Raj
Community Member
5 months ago

This is nothing. In some regions here in India people are even beating up the medical staff and stone pelting them for coming to their locality for testing.

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#28

I Don't Believe This Is Proper Glove-Wearing Protocol

I Don't Believe This Is Proper Glove-Wearing Protocol

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Full Name
Community Member
5 months ago

Plus the idiot opened the Doritos from the bottom. Now they're all gonna fall out!

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#29

Protesters Against Quarantine Back Again At The Ohio Statehouse

Protesters Against Quarantine Back Again At The Ohio Statehouse

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Colin L
Community Member
5 months ago

So go out. Take walks, with some social distance... but stop being douche-canoes and putting people at risk! As much as I don't care about these people getting sick, I do care about the exponential spread of the disease and trying not to overwhelm our hospitals.

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#30

I Don't Think That's How It Works

I Don't Think That's How It Works

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Taylor Karp
Community Member
5 months ago

And they call Americans idiots...at least now we know Covidiots, which are the worst kind of idiots, exist in all countries

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#31

N95s Filtering Improves If You Wear It As A Headband

N95s Filtering Improves If You Wear It As A Headband

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Bill
Community Member
5 months ago

It doesn't seal and fogs her glasses up.

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#32

There Was An Attempt To Use A Mask

There Was An Attempt To Use A Mask

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Martine
Community Member
5 months ago

What a waste of a perfectly good mask.

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#33

Good To Know Coronavirus Only Travels Forward And Backwards

Good To Know Coronavirus Only Travels Forward And Backwards

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Tabitha L
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm guessing they don't open both registers at the same time. But all are marked off for when they are used. Are they supposed to remove the tape after every shift? Who is the real covidiot here?

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#34

Seen Today In The Atlanta Airport - Babies In Comforter Bags

Seen Today In The Atlanta Airport - Babies In Comforter Bags

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Coffey Murphy
Community Member
5 months ago

Call Security!

Erin
Community Member
5 months ago

Call Child Services!!!

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RaroaRaroa
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like it could be a baby stroller rain cover. It's obviously open at the front as dad's hands are in there. Kid's not going to suffocate.

Just Carmen
Community Member
5 months ago

Yeah, but it defeats the purpose if Dad's hands are UNDER the plastic covering. Who knows what's he's touched and now he's touching his kid.

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Lana Jig-maker
Community Member
5 months ago

That makes me curious... Hey parents how do you protect your babies during this time? I mean it sounds impossible. if you are a single parent who has to the leave the house for essentials, or maybe the baby needs medical attention, what do you do?

GermanAmi
Community Member
5 months ago

Actually, you can only hope for the best. As bad as it sounds, but it's all that's left to do. Or you do it like the dad did in this picture and prepare to receive a shitstorm, like the comments on here. But if everybody else is wearing a mask, like they're supposed to, the little ones should be pretty safe

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Tanja Zimmermann
Community Member
5 months ago

Baby's under 3 are not allowed to wear masks, as they would breath in too much of the used oxygen again and they don't have enough capacity in their lungs to deal with that. So they would die of carbondioxid poisoning. All kids over 3 and obviously adults can cope and are not in danger of that happening. As to the father in this picture, he is actually really responsible. That way he doesn't only protect everybody around him from his baby coughing but is also protecting his baby. That rain cover is actually all he can do. Nobody gets excited, when you see it strapped over a stroller. The baby can breath in there, nobody needs to worry

Alex Boyd
Community Member
5 months ago

If it's over a stroller, the frame of the stroller keeps it away from the baby's nose and mouth. Put it directly on the child's body, and there's a chance that when the baby inhales, it could suck the plastic up to the nose/mouth and create a seal. In this exact scenario, where the dad is holding the baby in front of him, he'd certainly notice if the child started struggling for air, but if he puts him/her down for a moment, the suffocation risk goes way up. There's a reason every plastic bag in the US has a warning printed on it not to use it in a crib or give it to a child to play with.

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Ildben
Community Member
5 months ago

From the picture it looks open at the bottom so the child can breathe. And masks doesn't really work for children that young. Even if you found a mask that small, they would probably rip it off. So this is probably not the worst way to defend a child when they need to go out.

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
5 months ago

Putting them in a plastic container...If its open at the bottom, that means its open to everything. This is worse than useless, and it makes you look like an awful parent

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Elsker
Community Member
5 months ago

sure, it's not as if they would need air, right?

Tara Brooks
Community Member
5 months ago

That’s frightening

DforDorothy
Community Member
5 months ago

Some people should never breed!

Candice Ravel
Community Member
5 months ago

MOST people shouldn't breed, lol!

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Bored Silly
Community Member
5 months ago

At least he is doing something. He cares about his child.

Rainbow_Sock
Community Member
5 months ago

It's kinda like The man was like, "imma travel without getting caught", then was like, "But I'm going to the Airport!!!!, Oh well, better have a clear duffel bag to carry the kidnapped children in......don't want to get suspicious of because we have black ones.... do we?" P.S. I'm sorry if this offends you.

Lynda Momalo
Community Member
5 months ago

Hey, it's not pretty but the kid can breathe and is protected. The bag's open at the bottom. It's not really much different than those plastic covered that zip over strollers.

Koalamonster
Community Member
5 months ago

Generally with those stroller covers there's a decent amount of space between the baby and the cover. With this the baby has their face right next to the plastic. While it's not as dangerous as a thinner plastic that can get pulled against the face when you're breathing- it's still not a great idea.

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Vonny
Community Member
5 months ago

omg WHY?!

Derk Duermeyer
Community Member
5 months ago

Is he trying to asphyxiate his CHILD!

Debbie Hayden
Community Member
5 months ago

No, no, no, no, NO! Holy COW. NOT GOOD.

Joseph Marshall
Community Member
5 months ago

This is the #1 Winner/LOSER hands down.

Sharon Attwood
Community Member
5 months ago

Don’t want them to be exposed to the virus, but you can suffocate them with a clear conscious!

Just Carmen
Community Member
5 months ago

I gotta ask, why are these people flying anywhere at all?!

Mike Procaccini
Community Member
5 months ago

Well if covid doesn't kill the kid his stupid dad will!!

Sharon Moran
Community Member
5 months ago

That will kill them. Save us from humanity.

Dutch Vee
Community Member
5 months ago

How about using a (foldable) stroller and putting that cover where it belongs?

KEBI Photography
Community Member
5 months ago

Wtf?

Chris Machabee
Community Member
5 months ago

The point is valid. The baby is safe.

Anna D
Community Member
5 months ago

I have been seeing small children, teens, in crowed stores and in the street without masks while the adult person is covered up like going into space

JJM
Community Member
5 months ago

That better not be zipped up.

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
5 months ago

One way to protect others from the pollution of a dirty diaper!

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
5 months ago

What do all those words on that bag say, mister?

Sugar_arrow
Community Member
5 months ago

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John Smith
Community Member
5 months ago

What the ever-living, mother f*%#!@, actual hell is he doing??!!

Juliette Dauterive
Community Member
5 months ago

Better to suffocate than drown! Maybe...

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
5 months ago

One less person who will be dead from the virus... just suffocation

Naomi Cline
Community Member
5 months ago

Those bags don’t have holes! At least he didn’t zip him up.

Caprice Percle
Community Member
5 months ago

And w have now moved to it’s okay to put plastic all over your child!

Matias Ovando
Community Member
5 months ago

i see mc donalds

Kylie Stovall
Community Member
5 months ago

now it looks like a kidnapping plus what iif it cover its face and it can breath

AlexG
Community Member
5 months ago

ummm....wtf Dad... wait till baby Momma sees this sh*t

CR Harvey
Community Member
5 months ago

Geez, smother him why don't you?

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
5 months ago

Remember, back in the day, playing in the plastic they put over clothes at the dry cleaners? Yeah. Sure. No kid ever suffocated doing that. Uh-huh. (lol)

Tabitha L
Community Member
5 months ago

The bottom is open....explain why this is a bad idea? Baby will not suffocate.

Spikey Bunny
Community Member
5 months ago

Carbon dioxide can build up in there!

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Paige Garberding
Community Member
5 months ago

Please don't zip that zipper...

SF Angel
Community Member
5 months ago

Ah GEEZZZZ someone call the cops

Jo Ellen Washburn
Community Member
5 months ago

The guy is trying. Some of these are funny, but some are just mean-spirited.

Barbara Stewart
Community Member
5 months ago

Omg

Lynn Hussey
Community Member
5 months ago

Seriously? Is that a REAL baby~?

Patty Leaton
Community Member
5 months ago

oh my god

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
5 months ago

😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳

Monika P
Community Member
5 months ago

Wtf...!?

Wottermehlon Doge
Community Member
5 months ago

its not a toy, or a mask

jamie1707
Community Member
5 months ago

jesus christ! fuck taking his pic, get that kid away from him!!

Cynthia Bright
Community Member
5 months ago

I am fucking sooo angry about this. Like WTF..that baby won't take long to die in that!...

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Don Flynn
Community Member
5 months ago

this has got to be the single most ignorant, stupid, and moronic thing ever

Theherplover
Community Member
5 months ago

McDonald's bag tho

Debrina Blackmoon
Community Member
5 months ago

so???

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JD Cassavaugh
Community Member
5 months ago

Hell no

ZoSanYaoiFanChiisagi
Community Member
5 months ago

Feels like most commenters here aren't realizing that the baby's lower half is literally in the open and his dad seems very focused on him as he has him strapped. It's just to protect the poor baby from covidiots around.. or idiots in general.

Shelli Aderman
Community Member
5 months ago

FEET DON’T MATTER IF YOU SUFFOCATE! 🤦🏽‍♀️

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Theherplover
Community Member
5 months ago

WHAT! NOOOO BAY WILL DIE NOOO

J-Yogi-Temp-Mom
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5 months ago

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Not a bad idea :0 hahaha

Sherry Hart
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5 months ago

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OMG.......some parents kill me, they go out in public dressed to the nines with AirPods but their kids look like crap. Often times the kids are not wearing coats or hats in the middle of winter. This dude made sure he looked good and got all dressed up for show but he can’t afford to buy his baby proper protective gear? It’s like driving a BMW or a Mercedes Benz and pulling up to an apartment complex.....lmao 🤣🤣🤣 Wow priorities!

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#35

He's A Little Confused But He Got The Spirit

He's A Little Confused But He Got The Spirit

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Rick
Community Member
5 months ago

Masks are scarce and hard to come by and therefore not available to everyone so you put the guy down because he’s trying to protect himself?

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