#HappyFathersDay: 10 Times Everyday Dads Went Viral For Being Awesome

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People on the Internet go viral for all sorts of strange reasons, but this Father’s Day, it’s all about the daddies. From synchronized dancing and rap dedications to teaching life lessons and crusading for their children’s fair treatment, these ten everyday fathers gained online popularity for going the extra mile.

Press play to check out a few fathers doing what good fathers do everyday: be awesome.

“Kickin’ It Wit My Daddy”
Ricky Reem and his then 10-year-old daughter Kayliyah dropped one of the hottest rap/dance combos of the year.

 

Not your average #WCW
Rapper Rico Da Ruler dedicated a heartfelt verse to his daughter Destiny that was so touching, even she couldn’t hold back the tears.

 

A special Daddy/daughter recital
Darryl and Brooke Moody did not let cancer and a disability keep them from participating in their daddy/daughter dance recital to the tune of Luther Vandross’ “Dance With My Father.”

Best Dance and Talent Center #Recital #DaddyDaughterDance Daughters Dancing with their Daddies #StLouis #BestIsBest Judy Best-Person #EPIC

Posted by Jessica Moody on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

 

“I’M A MAN!”
One daddy consoles his little one at the doctor’s office while he gets a needle in his arm. After a few tears, he tells his son to affirm, “I’m a man!”

 

Shame on public shaming
After one woman gave her son a haircut to teach him a lesson about doing drugs and flunking school, Florida father Wayman Gresham went viral himself, shaming parents who publicly shame their children.

It’s time for me to discipline my kid the tough way! Why? I don’t play that!

Posted by Wayman Gresham on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

 

Like father, like son
Someone’s gonna be moving like his father in no time. Robert Diovin Atengco’s dance session with his then three-month-old baby boy proved that he got the dancing genes early.

 

The boy who cried bully
This might be the most hilarious lesson taught to a kid, ever. Bet this kid turned into Honest Abe after this prank.

 

Dad says ‘no’ to racism
Brad Knudson, a white, Minnesota native, took to YouTube to expose and send a message to his 14-year-old African-American daughter’s bullies. 

 

The new normal
Atlanta fathers Kaleb and Kordale Lewis gained national attention after a photo of them doing their daughter’s hair went viral. The gay couple later starred in a Nikon commercial giving a touching look into their lives.

 

One less “Problem”
It takes a real man to switch with his hands on his hips to Ariana Grande’s “Problem” for the sake of his little girl, and that’s what London Johnson did. He killed it, by the way.