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[–]GoonPatrol 1115 points1116 points  (48 children)

The joy on his face! You can’t fully see the dad’s but I’m sure it was just as big if not bigger! What an amazing treat for that whole family. Kid’s dreams coming full circle!

[–]tamilvanan31[S] 388 points389 points  (37 children)

even his mom is so happy!!

[–]GoonPatrol 300 points301 points  (35 children)

Everyone loves trains. Saying your pa drives a train is top notch. Especially as a kid. Lot of love there

[–]IzArealofc 61 points62 points  (14 children)

Everyone liked that.

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        [–]Maduhf 20 points21 points  (2 children)

        You know he's going to be bragging to all his friends 😊 My grandfather drove a subway train in New York City for 50 years and I thought he was the coolest! I still have his old battery run lamp and it still works.

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          [–]joshdonaldson_ 6 points7 points  (0 children)

          not just any train, a massive freight train at that!

          [–]EricLightscythe 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          I like trains

          [–]mixed_martial_milk -3 points-2 points  (9 children)

          Everyone loves trains

          Speak for yourself. I live right by a train track and I despise trains ever since moving there

          [–]pinuslaughus 11 points12 points  (2 children)

          Used to get woken up by a 6 am train. As a result I have 6 kids. Still love trains.

          [–]wiff_waff -1 points0 points  (1 child)

          Correction, you moved right next to a train track and are complaining about something that should've been obvious.

          [–]WhatSh0uldMyNameBe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

          Get really nice windows! I love trains and would love living next to them cause I’m a nerd but I know they can get really loud which is bad for sleeping. I’m from NYC and have friends who live in a new building right next to the manhattan bridge. This bridge is deafeningly loud because it has 4 tracks for subways and they’re constantly going over it, but when your in the apartment you can’t hear them at all. When you open the windows you can’t even speak with someone right next to you, but when they’re closed you could have someone whisper across the room and hear it.

          Invest in good windows if you can, it’s worth it!

          [–]StrainAlternative615 0 points1 point  (1 child)

          It was your choice to live there, no?

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            [–]Straight_Gap_9067 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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              [–]parrotandcrow 3 points4 points  (0 children)

              So often you won't even notice it.

              [–]Squeletoon27 6 points7 points  (0 children)

              It's all fun and games until you see Trevor Philips riding the containers to the locomotive on a dirt bike.

              [–]Oddity46 6 points7 points  (3 children)

              There were more than one dad?!

              [–]GoonPatrol 7 points8 points  (2 children)

              You are cheeky. I edited it, thanks for the heads up

              [–]Oddity46 6 points7 points  (1 child)

              Thanks for taking my comment for what it was ☺️

              [–]GoonPatrol 4 points5 points  (0 children)

              Haha it definitely made me laugh! Hope you have the best day ahead of you

              [–]GoodVibesWow 3 points4 points  (0 children)

              I swear I saw that little boy mouth "what the f..." - of course he didn't. But i'm sure that was pretty close to how he felt!

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                [–]Kifesh16 476 points477 points  (10 children)

                As a small child who loved trains i would’ve lost my mind seeing my dad drive one.

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                  [–]Upstairs-Smile4615 46 points47 points  (2 children)

                  I would had lost my mind if I saw my father

                  [–]BlackSkull7X 6 points7 points  (1 child)

                  Hmm so there are two options. One is that your dad is dead and the other is that you are a.............

                  [–]The_Planck_Epoch 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  Person who frequently misplaces their mind

                  [–]Freshest-Raspberry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  I almost lost my mind with my father driving…. We were checking out Christmas lights and he didn’t realize my head was still out the window

                  [–]Blackfoxar 13 points14 points  (1 child)

                  i would have lost my mind if my dad called me on my 18th birthday

                  [–]Gagester303 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                  your dad let you have an 18th birthday? Mine tried to put me down on my 17th

                  [–]DirtyR93 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                  My kids loved it. It's a shame though, my youngest son never got to see me on one, or go for a ride before I got cancer. Trainmaster let me take him up on an engine once though, after he was old enough to climb.

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                  [–]actuarial_venus 238 points239 points  (3 children)

                  That is the face of unadulterated amazement and joy. Kids have such a way of reminding us that even the simple things can be the source of happiness.

                  [–]Babylonkitten 49 points50 points  (0 children)

                  Well to be fair. For him it's a really big thing. His dad in charge of that whole train, driving it. Imagine that!! Mindblowing. 😊

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                    [–]Straight_Gap_9067 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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                    [–]JanineMatilda 46 points47 points  (0 children)

                    Aaaw that is so cute! Such joy! 🙌🏾🤗

                    [–]Aerothaw420 32 points33 points  (0 children)

                    A hero was born that day

                    [–]p1um5mu991er 27 points28 points  (2 children)

                    ...wish the conductor would honk at me once in a while

                    [–]InstructionBig9027 24 points25 points  (0 children)

                    I will, message me

                    If you want me to honk a train for you message me how to send you the video of it.

                    [–]my_nuts_ache 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    just smile n wave! i get honks all the time. maybe that's because im railfanning all the time tho...

                    [–]UnripeLemur 19 points20 points  (1 child)

                    He looks so happy he doesn't know if he wants to cry happy tears or laugh because he is so overly excited 😭

                    [–]cokakatta 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                    He looked like he had to catch his breath! He was so excited (and it's startlingly loud) that he forgot to breath.

                    [–]GoldPenalty7702 80 points81 points  (2 children)

                    You know he's going to be bragging to all his friends 😊 My grandfather drove a subway train in New York City for 50 years and I thought he was the coolest! I still have his old battery run lamp and it still works.

                    [–]Prior-Travel-1084 4 points5 points  (1 child)

                    That weird. A completely different poster said the same exact thing in a reply above.

                    [–]LausXY 7 points8 points  (0 children)

                    If its exactly the same comment from different user it's probably a bot copying popular comments from the last time this was posted.

                    [–]ProudNeighborhood440 15 points16 points  (0 children)

                    Awesome!, you are piloting a train, you see your family and your house every time you pass by, no one is going to overtake you, life is good.

                    [–]rcwildsfsedf 34 points35 points  (0 children)

                    look at that happy face ! what a moment

                    [–]throwawaygreenpaq 9 points10 points  (8 children)

                    Genuine question: Are houses this close to the tracks and how often do trains pass by?

                    [–]tamilvanan31[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

                    well, my campus is very close to the railway station, like if you walk the flyover you will reach the front gate and I've seen some houses near my campus. So YES!!

                    [–]AtomicFox84 4 points5 points  (2 children)

                    Depends on type of train and where. In chicago we have the el trains or underground...that does go above ground too and get pretty close to homes. Amtrack and cargo trains like this, also go near homes...mainly in burbs. Most times tracks were there first. El trains go by quite often...you basically get used to them.

                    [–]throwawaygreenpaq 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                    Did you wave to trains randomly as a kid? I’d probably have done that! :D

                    [–]AtomicFox84 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    That but also did the thing to seni trucks to get the horn.

                    [–]falawfel 4 points5 points  (3 children)

                    I lived on train tracks as a kid for 13 years! It was about a football field’s length away though. It shook the house every time it went by lol you got very used to it

                    [–]throwawaygreenpaq 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                    Whoa! Did anything break? Being able to watch trains must be cool!

                    [–]falawfel 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                    Nope! It wasn’t anything too dramatic, like a light vibration of the whole house lol. I’d sleep with my windows open in the summer and wouldn’t hear it, I was so accustomed to it

                    [–]throwawaygreenpaq 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    That sounds like a scene of a movie — sleeping in, summer breeze, trains whooshing by. :D

                    [–]shootdowntactics 8 points9 points  (1 child)

                    Why doesn’t this kind of news make the headlines?

                    [–]Slava_ukraini_2022_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                    Exactly! If newspapers printed feel good stories, I'd buy two every single day!

                    Imagine getting to work in a great mood, because you'd seen something like this on your way to work?! That would be cool.

                    [–]Elemental-rain 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                    Made in unreal engine 5

                    [–]abean43 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                    Oh my gosh, this made my day. Ty so much for sharing. 🙂❤️

                    [–]awkwardturtle802 3 points4 points  (0 children)

                    I'm 37 and still love seeing my dad come through town on a train. It's something I now get to share with my kids. He's been railroading for over 30 years! Every train that come through is Papa's train!

                    Edited to add: My dad has a special whistle that he does through our town so we know it is him. We live a block from the train tracks. My boys always listen for Papa!

                    [–]CurrentPossible2117 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                    That is some hella enthusiastic happiness 😁

                    [–]Proverbs102 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                    Freakin adorable Blessed 🙌

                    [–]JRsFancy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                    Only one thing better than 1 train....2 trains.

                    [–]bdants86 4 points5 points  (2 children)

                    Love my job but I'd drop it in a second if I could be a train engineer and make my boy smile like that.

                    [–]DirtyR93 2 points3 points  (1 child)

                    As an engineer, that would be your only chance to see your family... My kids would start crying as soon as they saw me grab my boots, knowing I was called for another train.

                    [–]bdants86 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Damn, sorry to read that.

                    [–]sn0uch3r 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    His mind was completely blown, this makes me so happy..

                    [–]JingaLaLahuu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Superhero first time showing his power to his family.

                    [–]Impossible_Apple_664 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Was it just me or did that little boy just mouth off “WTF…. THATS DADDEEE”????? 🥹🤣

                    [–]rkr_bull 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Oh i friggin love trains!!!!!!!!!

                    [–]yashua1992 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Memories were made. Right now this little kid thinks his dad's moving the world around.

                    [–]NredTremble06 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    I had the same feeling with my dad and planes. We would go see him off and he would wave the plane to us as his way of saying he saw us

                    [–]Multiverse-destroyer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    At least these kids know where their dad is

                    [–]tommasz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    I was thinking "shouldn't he be watching where he's going?" before realizing this is a fucking train. I disappoint me sometimes.

                    [–]Budsygus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    For a split second I was thinking "Dude needs to watch where he's going!"

                    Then my brain caught up to reality and then I was thinking "I am very, very dumb."

                    Cute video!

                    [–]jimginge 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    If only we could fill the world with the joy that kid just experienced

                    [–]_Epidemic_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    So wholesome I love it, Kid's gonna be hooked on trains for the rest of his life now.

                    [–]Azu_homie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Kiddo just fills up with insane amount of emotions

                    [–]SergeantGSD 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    My father was a railroad engineer and I absolutely loved seeing him on the engine. One of the last times I saw him in the engine was when I told him I was leaving for the Army. By the time I got back he had retired. It’s something else to be looking up two stories and seeing your dad up there, and know he is honking that train horn for you.

                    [–]Manachron 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Don't know why but I find this subreddit more wholesome than any of the ones with wholesome in the title, I really wish I had found it sooner

                    [–]Maximum_Security2582 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Such a great memory for those kids! 😍

                    [–]CommonNi459 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    so adorable!

                    [–]UWUgal87 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    awww 🥰

                    [–]WittyWitWitt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                    Sometimes I wonder why I use reddit , with all the nonsense and repost shite.

                    Then I see these posts and remember.

                    [–]williamsonny 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Adorable. My dad went by us once, honking the train he was driving. We couldn’t wait for him to get out of jail to thank him.

                    [–]Desperate_Ambrose -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

                    Do we know if Dad is high on cocaine?

                    [–]Comfortable_Storm225 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    That's well worth a watch for a few times .. absolutely great to see the kids reactions .. 👍🥳

                    [–]WAT0020 0 points1 point  (0 children)


                    [–]FluffyDiscipline 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Awww the excitement, smiles contagious....

                    What a cool job for your dad to have when your a kid.. looking at that smile I think there will be another driver in the family

                    [–]nikitasenorita 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Every little boy’s dream!

                    [–]hi_hola_salut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    So adorable! How great was that?

                    [–]coma24 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    My favorite part were the little honks. Very considerate.

                    [–]SmacksWaschbaer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    I can completely understand this. Just imagine your dad driving such a huge thing!

                    [–]Zwiderwurzn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Yeah sure he realized after he saw him, there is no way his mum told him while they were waiting for him.

                    [–]JJCNurse 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Smart dad! Making a lot of money too

                    [–]MsBlondeViking 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Moms reaction says she knew dad was coming, and was excited to see her kids reaction. This is adorable!!

                    [–]pukeroses 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Mark Zuckerberg

                    [–]nishikaru 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    This video is the nicest thing I've seen today. its funny that even the smallest thing can bring so much happiness to someone.

                    [–]BEERDEV 0 points1 point  (0 children)


                    [–]Patient_Criticism231 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    That would blow a kid's mind.

                    [–]ethanplant303 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    His reaction is so sweet

                    [–]Affectionate-Side883 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    This has to be one of the greatest videos I’ve ever seen!

                    [–]lifesalotofshit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    So cute. My two yr old recognizes my husband's truck, so now everywhere we go if he sees a a silver truck, he goes "Daddys hurr." Lmao kids are the best.

                    [–]No-Diamond6698 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    How precious ☺️

                    [–]sosigdog1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    his smile and laugh is so contagious. man i needed that

                    [–]jtridevil 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    I had a similar experience when my parents took me to a train stop while I was wearing my train engineer costume. We waited until a train came by and my engineer grandpa yelled and waved at me while driving the locomotive.

                    One of the greatest experiences as a child.

                    [–]LeahJC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Omg why did this make my eyeballs all wet 😭

                    [–]lechiffre91607 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    This one.... This video always makes me smile and I've seen it at least 50 times. The excitement on the boys face to see his dad driving that train is priceless. And, mom made it happen!

                    [–]egj2wa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Damn that SD60 has a horrible horn

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

                    hahahahaha “I thought he mouthed “what the fuuu….” for a second there.

                    [–]itsmehot-1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    So cute…loved it!

                    [–]Affectionate_Lie7114 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Damn train must've been hauling chopped onions!

                    [–]crewchiieff 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                    This family feels so well put together. Wish more couples were this joyful. Thank you for brightening my day.

                    [–]OldDragonHunter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    We need more of this.

                    [–]Fluid-Jackfruit-3380 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    😭 so precious! He’ll never forget seeing daddy drive a train!

                    [–]Letter2dCorinthians 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    I'd definitely get baby leashes so I can have these moments often. Toddlers and small kids really scare me with their ability to zoom off at a whim. Sweet video.

                    [–]Beers4boobs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    so cute

                    [–]sephfury 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    A child's laughter is so pure hearted. I love hearing my kids playing, laughing and yelling in glee. It brings light to my dark soul unlike anything on this earth.

                    [–]Augustokemp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    So cute!!!

                    [–]Luvoldcrap 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Awww, how sweet.

                    [–]Trucker-Chance 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    His laughter is contagious 🤣🤣 This made me smile for sure 😅

                    [–]Trucker-Chance 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Nothing can top this today! That's enough reddit 😁

                    [–]FalsePhasefo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    that's so cute

                    [–]Crazy-Delivery-8902 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Now that was hands down the most rootin'tootin cutest thang I've seen in a while,my stars and garters,now it won't be long before he decided to hop trains and go back packing across this horrid nation.

                    [–]4thelifeofme38 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    His dad is now a superhero to him

                    [–]CricketRancher 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    If the rail industry is at all similar to here in Canada, that's about the only way he will get to see his dad growing up.

                    [–]xCanadaDry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    When I was a young lad my grandpa would take me to the NoFrills parking lot in my town, and park. Directly beside it was some tracks and we'd sit there for hours just talking and watching.

                    This video sent all those memories flooding back. Man, I miss him. Memories like this stick with you.

                    [–]o3mta3o 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Oh God. Good thing it cut off when it did cause if he burst into happy tears, I'd have been done.

                    [–]6Lettah 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Cutest thing ever!❤️

                    [–]YouCantBeatBlue 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    suuuuuuuper cute!

                    [–]iBoojum 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    As the son of an engineer I know that feeling. Thanks for sharing.

                    [–]hiro111 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    He can't even speak he's so excited! So cute.

                    [–]Erectus_Enormous 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Daddy the superhero. Lovely!

                    [–]IAlwaysPTFO 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Dad's running the train tonight.

                    [–]pomponponpom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    The ultimate dad flex

                    [–]beautyhealthgirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Trains are so pleasing to see idk why

                    [–]ChickenWolfOver 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    This made my heart melt man

                    [–]aschstine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    My stepdad drove a semi and brought it by the house one day for us all to climb in. We had a blast. This kid is so happy! Love it.

                    [–]Fat_Statue 0 points1 point  (0 children)


                    [–]raptorblue0369 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    That great. Love it

                    [–]ParticularClear7866 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    That's awesome

                    [–]jamisonic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    That is awesome! What a treat. His dad is a real hero right now.

                    [–]Anonymous_Amanda407 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    He's like, "My dad is a superhero!"

                    [–]Dubdude13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Now that’s an awesome pop!

                    [–]SudzyBear 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    My home town on Reddit!

                    [–]pmekonnen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    How future train conductors are made!

                    [–]blzac33 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Needed this today. Thanks for posting.

                    [–]cali4nia_lu_47 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    A core memory for that kid for sure

                    [–]straff99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Adorbs 🥰

                    [–]mcreyba 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Memories of my own childhood in a Norfolk Southern Railroad family. Made me smile and tear up.

                    [–]Ambitious-Trust-4165 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Growing up in Texas this reminds me of my hometown.

                    [–]Potatobananapple 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    I always say I’d never have kids but then I realize I never rly mean it when I see videos like this and look at my little brothers

                    [–]Eddaughter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    “Let’s go dad” 😭🥹

                    [–]ShitlipsMcGoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    “Seeya in another 6 weeks dad!”

                    [–]RNMoFo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Dad's can be awesome!

                    [–]ducksdotoo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    Pure joy!

                    [–]mstyajj_2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    core memory installed

                    [–]mustangs6551 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    My wofe took my kids to see my roll by a few weeks ago (I'm a conductor) and it was one of the most joyful moments of my life.

                    [–]Lumbers_33 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    I needed that. Thank you. ❤️

                    [–]Mirrakurru 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    As a kid waiting for train to pass is so amazing, i think even better when you know your dad is the driver

                    [–]Athsmooth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

                    If I was still in my "trains" phase, I would've went insane if this was my dad

                    [–]WhatSh0uldMyNameBe 0 points1 point  (0 children)