Parents are the number one source of inspiration and guidance for their kids. That’s why it is important for parents to lead by example. Below we’ve compiled a list of the 15 most awesome parents to ever exist! These parents put in the time to go the extra mile for their kids and you won’t believe to stop smiling when you see what they’ve done.
15. At-Home Blockbuster
The days of heading over to Blockbuster and picking out a movie are long gone. However, when one father saw that his autistic son was incredibly upset over Blockbuster closing, this dad decided to do something amazing. He created his very own Blockbuster inside of their home!
14. #1 Dad
Is there anything more devastating for a teenager than going through a break-up? Well, when one day saw how brokenhearted his daughter was he decided to do something about it. This dad wanted to make sure that no matter what his daughter would always be loved.
13. Loving Texts
Sometimes we can be incredibly hard on ourselves. That’s why we need a mother’s love and encouragement to get through the day. This mom made sure that no matter what her son knew that he was loved and was doing his very best.
12. Street Cleaner
53-year-old Chinese real estate mogul Yu Youzhen happens to work each day as a street cleaner. The reason why will shock you! It seems that she wants to set a good example for her son and daughter in order to keep them from becoming spoiled. “If you don’t work, I’ll donate the apartments to the country.” she warned both her son and daughter.
11. Insulin Pump Tattoo
When Philippe Aumond and Camille Boivin’s son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 3 ½, his parents decided to stand in solidarity with him. They each have an image of an insulin pump tattooed on their abdomens in order to stay connected with their son.
10. Unconditional Love
When this dad overheard a conversation that his son was having he decided to take a leap forward and beat his son to the punch. This dad sent his son one of the most heartfelt notes that we’ve ever seen. We can only hope that all fathers treat their children this way.
9. Pet Pic
Sometimes, all your kid really wants is a picture of their favorite pet! Whether they’re away at college or no longer living with you, receiving a pet pic can make their day. However, this dad decided to take it to the next level with the family dog – talk about a spiffy outfit!
8. Get-Along Shirt
Whichever parent invented the “get-along” shirt is a true genius. Getting your kids to get along can sometimes feel almost impossible. So forcing them to stay in close proximity to each other may remind them not to be so mean the next time around.
7. Parenting Expert
Having a hard time incentivizing your kids to clean their room? Well, this mom figured out a genius way for these kids to find $100 that she left behind. She’s obviously done her parenting homework.
6. Thinking Ahead
Little babies are adorable, but they can also cry a lot. Instead of just pretending like their kids won’t be a nuisance, these parents thought ahead. They provided everyone with little gift bags and an explanation – how sweet!
5. Poopy Pants
When your child happens to **** in the shower is there really anything else you can do but get a little revenge? We can only imagine that this young girl greatly regrets her childhood decision…
4. Smart Dad
It seems that Adam Sandler has the perfect idea when it comes to disciplining his kids. After all, why do it when the other kids at school could take care of it for him?! However, we’re not quite sure we condone violence of any sort regardless.
3. A Hard Lesson
When this young boy was given a gift, he was hardly grateful for it. So his parents decided to teach him a valuable lesson that would stay with him for years. We’re pretty sure he’ll be grateful for even a pair of socks when next Christmas rolls around.
2. In-Game Assassins
When one father realized that his 23-year old son Xiao Feng wasn’t going to do anything but play video games all day, he decided to get creative. Feng’s father decided to hire players to hunt down his son’s video game characters and kill them off. He figured this was the best way to motivate his son to get up and get a job!
1. Running Triathlons
Over the past four years, father Rick van Beek has ran his town’s local triathlon for his daughter with cerebral palsy. Although his daughter can’t talk or walk, he still makes the effort to take her on adventures with him. He knows that she seems to adore the outdoors so he’ll often take her kayaking and bike riding with him. This is certainly one dedicated father!