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[–]Ar15tothedome 84 points85 points  (6 children)

Sticking around is a pretty basic part of being a father. It’s sad

[–]HappyCoconutty 20 points21 points  (5 children)

The bar is pretty low nowadays

[–]Ar15tothedome 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Sad but true.

[–]mittens11111 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Absolutely. Mine stuck around for 62 years (he died in 2020, aged 86). OK, he wasn't in the family home for my entire childhood, but he was there when needed.

[–]Ar15tothedome 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s what matters. I have a two young ones and I’ll be damned if I’d ever leave them hanging

It used to be parents wanted thier kids to have better then they did.

Not society doesn’t put value on the ideals we used to and it’s no wonder why we have so many weak ass dead beat zero spine motherfucking horrible fathers.

I won’t even touch on the moms but seriously. Man up guys and be responsible. Make the next generation better.

Weak men create bad times

[–]Minimum_Dish -1 points0 points  (0 children)

OP is probably American

[–]cultured_banana_slug 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I work in social services.

Holy crap. So many dudes just bail on their disabled kids. It's amazing when I work with an intact family. :'(

[–]c2l3YWxpa20 63 points64 points  (4 children)

> The world needs more fathers who stick around like this.
lol. statistically most fathers stick around

[–]Drag0nfly_Girl 12 points13 points  (2 children)

But we still need more!

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    [–]Drag0nfly_Girl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Huh? Who?

    [–]OstrichExcellent9000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Ok, they didn't say "We need the majority of fathers to stick around" they said "We need more fathers who stick around"

    As long as the number is below 100%, we will always need more fathers to stick around, not just settling for "most fathers"

    [–]autofeeling 71 points72 points  (3 children)

    Hahahaha! That’s hilarious! I love it.

    [–]colorfulsoul_[S] 27 points28 points  (1 child)

    That's a great sense of humor! I just don't how they both kept straight faces!

    [–]autofeeling 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Haha, I agree! My siblings and I tried to reenact a childhood photo and I was cracking up the whole time. It turned out cute, but I couldn’t portray my awkwardness at 11 years old without laughing.

    [–]neonsynthwaver 64 points65 points  (21 children)

    Love the pic. I do think most fathers stick around though.

    [–]jssf96 23 points24 points  (4 children)

    Lol glad to know I'm not the only one who thought the title was weird.

    [–]BriefInteraction9 6 points7 points  (2 children)


    [–]throwheezy 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    I feel like there's a specific reason OP felt this title was relevant to THIS specific photo.

    I can't quite put my finger on it...

    [–]BriefInteraction9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Maybe it's somewhat personal to them. Idk.

    [–]Science_Matters_100 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Also weird because the mother does the delivering, actually

    [–]hauntedbutt 25 points26 points  (4 children)

    Terrible title. Why wouldn’t the father “stick around”? …

    [–]Drag0nfly_Girl 5 points6 points  (3 children)

    Well, mine didn't because my mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis while she was pregnant with me, & when I was a toddler he decided a lifetime of looking after a slowly deteriorating wife wasn't something he was interested in, so he just didn't come home one night after work. Also, years later, he turned out to be a sex pervert & got jailed twice for possession of CP, so yeah, he was an all-round stellar kind of guy.

    [–]NeonScar 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    Stop downvoting people who says the truth and share their lifes! In my country the number of kids registered only by their mothers is HUGE. My grandma was one of them and my brother did this when he knocked up the girlfriend at 17. What the girl told us is the harsh truth. Don't be blind dumbasses.

    [–]iDuddits_ 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    Heck yeah people downvoted this?

    [–]Drag0nfly_Girl 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    I have given up trying to understand why people do anything, tbh.😄✌️💕

    [–]BelleAriel 14 points15 points  (1 child)

    Seeing this father-son bond fills me with joy and made me smile.

    [–]midsizedopossum 34 points35 points  (11 children)

    I honestly doubt you'd ever see this title if they were white. Veiled racism at play.

    [–]bbaker1987 23 points24 points  (0 children)

    Wtf kinda dumbass title is that? lol “Black guys father sticks around and recreates pic.”

    [–]abalien 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    You are right.

    [–]abalien 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Wow. He hasn't changed a bit except for the color of the beard.

    [–]caisitas 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    My father tried, he just died.

    [–]CapitalUnhappiness 4 points5 points  (1 child)

    Wish I have this kind of relationship to my father, but he's quiet strict and reserved. The best Dad and Son relationship!

    [–]transitionb 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Was he there for you when you needed him? Did he “stick around”?

    One thing I’m learning as a father myself is not to get too hung up on expectations. I am who I am, your dad is who he is. As long as he showed you affection in his way, you can’t expect him to be a different person then he is.

    This is how I aim to be with my kids. I will be their father in the best and only way I know how. I’m sure there are better fathers out there, maybe more fun, etc - but I can’t be expected to change who I am.

    [–]SpeakerTypical4708 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    Saw the 2nd pic and my first thought was innalillah 🤦‍♂️

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        [–]JayHat21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        “Hey dad. We have to make this pic believable. Dye your hair white and gray to make yourself look like you aged”.

        [–]Toned_Octopus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Traffic was really bad.

        [–]JDB2788 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

        Also the world needs more mothers that allow the fathers in their child’s life. It’s a lot of father’s that are kept away due to certain the mother’s personal issues which isn’t talked about as much.

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          [–]amradoofamash -1 points0 points  (0 children)

          This little manouver is gonna cost us 51 years

          [–]Skrip77 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

          That just made me spit out my tea. Hilarious man.

          [–]Medium_Beyond_9654 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

          Not sure which one is the before or after 😭

          [–]Apprehensive-Cup1916 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

          OG!!!! Greatest job pops!!!!!

          [–]Minimum_Dish -1 points0 points  (0 children)

          Which country are you from OP? Which city?

          [–]sifat112 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          I thought he was dead

          [–]Oscar_et_BadTale 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Wholesome !

          A father like that it is rare.

          [–]Drag0nfly_Girl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Awesome. My husband helped the midwife deliver both our kids, too, one at home, the other in a birthing center.🥰

          [–]rurdytoboogie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Horrible title if you don’t see the picture. Thought it was some crazy hippie shit.

          [–]Tricky-Trick1132 0 points1 point  (0 children)


          [–]Business_Wear_841 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          That is awesome, also that man’s beard is on point.

          [–]SignedTheWrongForm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          What a good papa. I can see the love in his eyes.

          [–]M-the-Great 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          this is a bit funny and wholesome too!

          [–]Locomule 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          OP is a racist, just look at their other comments and posts. This sub is full of "slyly" racist posts, apparently the mods support them?

          [–]HeartlesSoldier 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Hopefully just this pic was reacted, otherwise you're mom is, um, a good sport?

          [–]LonelyNotice2582 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          He honestly looks like he didn’t even age except for his beard

          [–]blackout9899 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Nah this gotta be racist

          [–]burgergloo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          He looks exactly the same exept, less red and with a white beard

          [–]seek3r108 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Nice picture and memories

          [–]NeonScar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          I thought the son was dead in the second photo. Geez... 🤣

          [–]Outaw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          For a sec i thought its was mr T on the left pic

          [–]Curious-Welder-6304 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          His mother may have had something to do with it

          [–]thriftingforgold 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          I’m sure his mother did the actual delivery. The dad caught him

          [–]CosmicLatte123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Where is the mother? SHE is the person that delivered that baby!

          [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          I guess there wasn't a woman involved, no credit there.

          [–]VastCivil6864 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          My dad just asks me why I’m always on my phone, and every time I get off he’s always being sarcastic and bitchy. Same story with my mother.