Dads are embarrassing. Everyone knows this. It’s basically a dad’s M.O. to make his kids cringe and say “Daaaaaad!” on a semi-daily basis. It’s a dad’s job to show old baby photos to any of his children’s respective dates. It’s a dad’s duty to make fun of your selfies and make absurdly bad puns.
But, as embarrassing as dads are, it’s also their job to come to the rescue when you’re in an embarrassing situation.
Utah native Lucinda Sowards‘ little sister recently had a little *ahem* accident during her school day at Kindergarten. Understandably, Lucinda’s little sister was pretty embarrassed about the incident. So, their dad decided to step up, in true dad fashion, and make his daughter feel less embarrassed — or at least help her to see the humor in the situation.
When Lucinda’s dad went to pick up his younger daughter at school, he put water (I hope?) on his jeans to make it look as though he had also had an “accident.”
Because, as a kid, peeing your pants in a public place is an understandably sensitive situation — so it’s nice to have a little solidarity.
Especially if it helps you laugh the whole thing off.
When Lucinda shared the story with her Twitter followers, her dad’s entertaining act of kindness and hilarity soon went viral.
Twitter was pretty much enamored with the total dad-ness of the whole situation (in the best way).
And, of course, people couldn’t help but draw some Billy Madison comparisons. (Which is the most “dad” aspect of this whole thing).
Some people felt like the whole peed-pants stunt would have only added to the daughter’s embarrassment.
However, that’s kind of what dads are about — they do embarrassing stuff, which ultimately makes you smile.
So, in that respect, it seems like this dad was pretty successful.