These superhero Dads are absolutely nailing it, left right and center
By Emma Overton
This GIF of a Dad catching his daughter as she falls backward went viral on Reddit overnight. The GIF was entered into a thread called “Dad Reflexes,” a subreddit that celebrates the eerily superhuman reflexes of Dads when it comes to their kids.
As a recent article we posted suggested, Dads are currently enjoying a period of positive attention in the media right now. From the Dad-centric Super Bowl ads, to the viral stories and images, like this one, of good Dads on social media.
And maybe you’re thinking “What’s the big deal? So, a Dad is being a Dad. Why does it matter?” The fact is, although there are lots of great Dads like this one out there, up until recently, the “Dumb Dad” was the all-too- widely-used stock character on TV, in commercials and in advertising.
So, the celebration of Dads like this is all too welcome. With that in mind, here are some of the best gifs from the “Dad Reflexes” subreddit and to all the Dads out there fighting the good fight day after day, we salute you!
This is the mark of a seasoned Dad: Even when he’s off-duty with his own kids, he’s on-duty with other people’s.
The craziest thing about this incredible Dad save is that he completely keeps his calm, perhaps to guard his son from realizing that they both just almost got crushed.
This Dad suddenly became The Flash for 5 very important seconds of his life.
Even from the very first step, Dad is there to save the day just in the nick of time.
This is a Dad to aspire to. He’s got a kid in the one hand and he still manages to catch the other kid in his other hand. So what if he caught him by the wrong end? There’s no time for finesse when you’re Dad-ing this hard.
Good Dads do not let little girls get beaned by RC cars.
We’ve all been there. That Icarus-ian moment when we thought we could eat the birthday candle. That’s when Dad comes in to point us in the right direction. Also, check out Mom’s face. She’s like “Whew, *eye roll* this one’s going to be the dumb one.”
At first you see this guy and you’re like, “is he even aware of the fact that he has a baby on his shoulders?” But he knows, oh, he knows.
As a Dad, you’ve seen your kid throw nearly anything that has ever been put in their hand. So, this guy saw this coming from a mile away.
Nope that’s it, send everyone else home. This Dad barehand-catching a home run with a baby in his arm and then walking away like it ain’t no thang is the most badass Dad of all time.