45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better Year

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better Year45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better Year

2020 was one of the most trying years in recent history, theres no doubt about that. Luckily, many dads refused to take the year off, and their dedication was able to turn an otherwise crappy year into something much better. Dads have an almost unique ability to make the best of a terrible situation. Here are just a few of the many dads who somehow managed to make 2020 a much better year for us all.

Dads Are Always Early

Dads are worriers, and they dont like waiting in line when they can be the first ones if they just show up a little early. Couple that with saving a few bucks and you might not be too surprised by this dad showing up to a blowout wedding dress event four hours early.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearDads Are Always Early

He wasnt just four hours early, though, he showed up four hours early when that meant he needed to be there at 2:55 AM! Talk about a dedicated father!

Just Discovered Venmo

Venmo is a cool mobile money app, but when your dad first learns about it, something hilarious might happen. Like this post, for instance — when a guys dad decides to send him a Venmo request for tee-ball registration fees from almost 20 years ago. Dads never forget, do they?

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearJust Discovered Venmo

Were not sure if this dad was kidding or if he really wanted that $50 back, but were guessing its the former. Hes just trying to get in some laughs before 2020 ends.

Dads and Makeup

Dads usually arent experts on makeup, but if your daughter makes a living doing makeup videos on YouTube or something, you might make an attempt to learn some of the lingo. That can lead to some crazy texts, like this one, where a dad was practicing his smokey eye on a toy whale.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearDads and Makeup

It looks like he just found this whale with some discoloration around the eye, but this leads to some questions, like why on Earth was he shopping for toy whales in the first place?

Purpose of Ring Lights

This next dad of 2020 was delighted to find out exactly what ring lights are for. In case you dont know, theyre used for lighting when its just one subject in a photo, so glamour shots, selfies, etc. This dad at first didnt seem too clear, but he got the gist soon enough.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearPurpose of Ring Lights

Drink of choice — Modelo, which is pretty classy for this dad. He honestly just looks thrilled that he doesnt have to worry about uneven lighting for his selfies anymore.

Where Does Pooh Come From?

This next dad fell victim to a classic misunderstanding, but he was able to laugh at himself and make a funny tweet out of it. After all, Pooh, the stuffed bear from the Hundred Acre Wood, and poo, the waste byproduct of food, certainly sound the same.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearWhere Does Pooh Come From?

Hats off to the kid for listening to the whole thing and not laughing, though admittedly he seemed a little shocked at his fathers knowledge of the process.

Screenshot Screw Up

A common theme of a lot of online dad blunders is that dads either dont know much about technology, or they just dont care to learn. This is usually true of older dads at the tail-end of Gen X or even Baby Boomers.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearScreenshot Screw Up

This has to be one of those dads, who messed up a screenshot. The funniest thing about this is that he clearly saw the volume screen there, but decided to just send it anyway.

Moms New Mask

While masks are annoying and cumbersome, theyve become a staple of fashion in 2020. Some people have decided to try and have some fun with it, as seen by novelty masks you can now buy. This dad bought his wife a gift, and instead of using a picture of her own face, decided to use a picture of his.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearMoms New Mask

Its pretty incredible how real this looks and how it kind of fits her face and hair. If you saw her on the street like this, you might not even look twice!

Dad Labeled His Phone

iPhones are confusing these days since theres no real button to show you how to orient them. This dad seems to have been plagued by grabbing his phone upside down to the point where he dug out his trusty label-maker and put this handy sticker on his phone.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearDad Labeled His Phone

Of course, this is an older model iPhone so theres a button, but in this dads defense, its black and it blends in all too well. And its not like the label is taking up any screen space.

Bought Some Huge Lamps

If you dont read product descriptions carefully, you can be unpleasantly surprised by some of the things Amazon will send you in the mail. This dad learned that the hard way when he ordered some lamps he probably planned to put in his living room.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearBought Some Huge Lamps

Of course, these monstrosities arent going on any end tables, but we wonder whether hes going to keep them just for the conversation value.

Talking to Himself

Facebook and other social media platforms can be confusing, especially for people from older generations. Even so, were not sure why this next dad even thought to have a conversation with himself like some sort of Smeagol/Gollum thing. Maybe he was up so early he forgot it was he who wrote the first post?

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearTalking to Himself

Maybe he felt bad because there werent any comments on his post and he just wanted to get one, so he made it himself. Of course, that doesnt explain why he took the angle of talking to himself in the second person.

Epic Dad Puns

This next dad was put in charge of his local neighborhoods sign, where people usually put up brief announcements for the area. Instead, in the midst of a global pandemic, he decided to use it as a way to bring a little laugh to passersby and changed up the dad jokes on them regularly.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearEpic Dad Puns

While these are some great dad jokes, the best one is probably the Amazon one because you have to put a little thought in to actually get it. This guy made 2020 a little more bearable.

Dad Discovers AR

At first, this dads daughter thought he discovered Photoshop and was photoshopping random farm animals on their lawn, but she then finds out that its just an AR app on his phone. Stuck at home during quarantine, hes making the best of it by discovering the joys of AR.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearDad Discovers AR

His accompanying texts are pretty funny, too, just matter-of-factly informing his daughter that theres a horse on the lawn, then a goat. Just another day during quarantine.

Dad Panoramic Picture

We have to admit, we dont really understand panoramic pictures either, so we kind of sympathize with this next dad. He was probably just trying to take a picture of his daughter. He most likely accidentally swiped from photo to panorama on the bottom of his phone.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearDad Panoramic Picture

We can see that youre not supposed to take panoramic pictures of people, so hopefully, this father learned that lesson from this experience at least.

The Old Switcharoo

This next one is a new twist on a classic dad joke whereby the dad repackages something as its more expensive synonym. Here, he gifted a Nintendo Switch, which was tough to find all year long. Of course, that didnt stop this dad from having some fun, just by labeling a common house switch.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearThe Old Switcharoo

Were hoping he pulled through and got an actual video game console after having his little joke. Hed be pretty savage if he didnt!

Dad Joke Alert

Nobodys immune to dad jokes, even if the dad in question is a complete stranger. This next dad broke the potential awkwardness of a cart exchange by mentioning that he left some gas in the cart for the next person. We dont think we need to explain the joke.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearDad Joke Alert

Were not sure this should be considered a killer dad joke — its pretty tame actually, and were also not sure this dad should be out of control either. But, when youve been stuck in quarantine for weeks, maybe your crazy threshold is lower.

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Did Dad Have a Stroke?

It can be easy to accidentally tap the button for a voice recording, as this next dad painfully found out. You can imagine him frantically tapping buttons and shouting to his wife for help, and Siri dutifully copies down every word. He eventually just gives up and the fateful text sends.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearDid Dad Have a Stroke?

Nothing like a little text message fun to break the doldrums of quarantine day after day. This dad probably made his kids day with this text and in 2020, thats a nice gift.

Gross Group Chat

Lots of families have group chats where they can have the next-best-thing to daily contact with their kids and parents. This dad seems to have taken that in an awkward direction due to how he refers to his children.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearGross Group Chat

Dads often find awkward exchanges hilarious, so this shouldnt really be a surprise. He was probably just trying to brighten his kids days with a laugh.

My Dad Never Emails

While some dads have a pretty solid mastery of technology, some dads avoid it like the plague (like the next one on our list). According to his daughter, he doesnt text and doesnt even have a smartphone, but that didnt stop him from sitting down at his computer and typing out this email of something fun he saw that day at South College.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearMy Dad Never Emails

It apparently doesnt take much to impress this father, who felt it necessary to send an email after spotting a dog carrying its owners umbrella.

Mayor of the Village

Along with the same topic of dads sending random messages about everyday things, this next dad had some pictures of his cat as mayor of their Christmas village. On a separate note, that cat really blends in well with the cottony snow.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearMayor of the Village

Dads really do love their pets, and with a socially distanced Thanksgiving in the books, he was probably feeling a little bored and ready to be entertained by anything.

I Got a Bee Suit

Amazon can get you pretty much anything, and this dad, who doesnt show any sign of actually owning bees, used it to find a fully functioning beekeeper suit. Possibly the best part of this text exchange, however, isnt really the picture in the suit — its this dads comeback.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearI Got a Bee Suit

This dad is obviously a master of the dad joke since hes able to throw in a great pun as well as an awesome comeback. Hes a true legend.

My Dad, the Fire Guy

This girls dad could have freaked out about a flaming toaster, but he seems to be pretty low-key, judging by this story from Barb. While she was in the kitchen fighting to put out a flaming toaster, he pretty much just watched her struggle, even when she ran outside and almost set the yard on fire.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearMy Dad, the Fire Guy

Finally, the icing on the cake comes when he simply asks her what she was cooking, instead of maybe asking if she was ok or commending her for acting courageously under pressure.

The Cat and the Christmas Tree

Years of fighting with their cat probably led this dad to build an elaborate cage structure to keep the cat out of the tree. Were imagining years of scenes like the classic squirrel scene out of National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, except instead of a squirrel jumping out of the tree, it was the cat.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearThe Cat and the Christmas Tree

This cage would also probably do well at keeping toddlers away from the tree, but were wondering whether he takes it down on Christmas morning for the presents, or if the presents are just stacked up outside the cage.

3D Printer Fun

Another classic dad joke alert, this one made possible by the magic of 3D printing. Hopefully, this dad sent in two samples, one for a joke and one for his actual health screening. That being said, that stool is really well-made and we might just have to go out and pick up a 3D printer ourselves.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better Year3D Printer Fun

If the lab tech receiving this happened to be a dad, he probably got a good little laugh out of the pun, too.

Napping Art Assignment

This next post went viral this year, when a tired medical worker needed a nap after a 12-hour shift. His wife had to leave the house, and since he had to watch the kids at home, he needed to come up with a solution. Being a dad, he was able to come up with a creative one.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearNapping Art Assignment

He told his kids their art assignment was to draw a portrait of him napping, so he was able to both keep them occupied and catch up on some zs.

Classic Dad Outfits

A trend that started happening on social media this year was new dads purchasing and wearing a classic dad outfit on the way home from the hospital. This next dad epitomized the look of your friendly neighborhood father, complete with crew socks, blinding-white sneakers, and a tucked in polo.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearClassic Dad Outfits

His dedication to the look is a lesson to us all to go all-in on whatever were doing. Hes pulling off the look flawlessly and so did many other new dads in 2020.

Cookies for Essential Workers

Not so much funny as inspiring, these dads were able to bring a brief respite to essential workers who still had to go into work during the craziness of 2020. Scott McKenzie and Jeremy Uhrich, two dads in Pennsylvania, had a friendly bake-off to see who could make the best cookies while they were stuck at home.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearCookies for Essential Workers?

When they delivered the fruits of their labor to local essential workers, they decided to start a Facebook group for delivering cookies around the country, and it quickly blossomed into an inspiring baked-goods movement to show appreciation.

My Dads a Mermaid

A great thing about dads is that theyre not afraid to laugh at themselves, and theyre not ashamed of their dad bods either. This next dad decided to put it on full display by staging a magical mermaid photo shoot with his daughter.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearMy Dads a Mermaid

While were impressed by how well he wears those clamshells, were not sure how enchanted wed be if a mermaid looking like this jumped out of the ocean.

Only Dad at Work

The office was probably empty for a lot of companies this year, but instead of letting it get him down, this dad decided to have a little fun and make it seem like he had cloned himself a few times. The result is a hilarious mashup that at first seems like a totally staged office photo until you look a little closer.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearOnly Dad at Work

Were actually pretty impressed with this dads Photoshop abilities, as dads are known for being hilariously inept with technology sometimes. Not this guy, though!

Dad Critiques Daughters Restaurant

There were quite a few bored dads hanging out at home this year, so this guy decided to review his daughters make-believe restaurant set up. It created quite a stir when it was first posted and even went viral, probably because its wildly hilarious that he gave her a semi-serious review.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearDad Critiques Daughters Restaurant

Sounds like his daughter wasnt doing too poor of a job, but she needs to work on the customer service since she took a 20-minute break in the middle of cooking her dads dinner. Gotta work on that!

Censored Sons Face

This next dad was super proud to become a new father, so understandably, he wanted to plaster pictures all over his Facebook page. Also understandably, his wife didnt want her sons face plastered all over social media, so she told her husband hed need to censor their babys face.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearCensored Sons Face

What started out as a nice, heartfelt photo quickly took a dad-like turn into hilarious, as this dad decided to use the most absurd effects ever. He probably wont be doing that again!

Creepy Doll Pranks

Dads can be great pranksters, as this dad showed when his daughter purchased a fixer-upper house to remodel. She found this very creepy doll somewhere in the house and promptly threw it in the trash (where it belongs, though we wouldnt have blamed her for burning it either).

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearCreepy Doll Pranks

Her dad was able to rescue the doll and took it upon himself to scare the living you-know-what out of his daughter. Dads — cant live with them, cant live without them!

Stop Your Dog!

When their kids go off to college, dads are often stuck taking care of the kids dog until they come home. This dad decided to have some fun with his child by texting him about the dog digging holes in the backyard. He then sent this photo, that shows the dog operating a backhoe with total poise.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearStop Your Dog!

We have to say, getting that dog to be able to operate heavy machinery is pretty good training indeed! Give us the name of whoever did that training, please!

Cute Baby Goat

Baby goats are cute (although full-grown goats not so much). Heres a dad who was just super excited about getting to hold one, and his excitement brought joy to our lives as well. He looks like a little kid with his giddy smile, just getting to hold a baby goat was all it took!

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearCute Baby Goat

Now that we look closer, it looks like he was trying to imitate the face the goat was making. Now we love this photo even more!

Late to Practice

There are a lot of twists in this short tweet, so lets start unpacking. A coach making a kid run laps for being late to practice is nothing new. Farther on, its pretty impressive that this dad was able to treat his son like any other kid for being late.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearLate to Practice

However, when we find out that dad was the one driving the car, we cant help but think maybe he should have been out there running laps as well?

Outstanding in His Field

Dad jokes are usually short, silly, and very punny. This one doesnt fail to disappoint, as this dad took time out from his day to stage a different take on the standard phrase outstanding in your field, which usually refers to someone whos an expert in a particular subject.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearOutstanding in His Field

This dad found a field to go stand in, took a picture, and then texted it. Thats some dedication to the art of the dad joke right there.

Mom Finished Body-Building

Another excellent example of a well-executed dad joke is this next joke, which is a funny way to announce the birth of a daughter. There are a couple more dads who decide to weigh in with their own attempts at dad jokes, though theyre not nearly as good.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearMom Finished Body-Building

To be fair, his wife was doing some incredible work literally building a body. This could also be a way of saying that she had put on some weight but wed prefer to think he wasnt trying to be mean.

Baby Crime Scene

Dads who are home alone with the kids can lead to some trouble, as well see in this next photo. The first time his mom left him at home with dad, this little guy must have gotten really tuckered out from all the excitement. Dad wasnt completely done with his fun, however, so he did up a little crime scene.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearBaby Crime Scene

Here we have the whole thing, as this dad really pulled out all the stops. We wonder if he just left the baby sleeping there for his wife to find.

Old Baby Photos

Being stuck at home also gave a lot of people the chance to go through old photos and keepsakes, as seen in this next photo. For some reason, they used to have a raccoon in the house, but obviously, this dad couldnt pass up the opportunity for some good-old-fashioned teasing.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearOld Baby Photos

Hopefully, his kid wasnt too offended by his tongue-in-cheek text, but we have to say, this one was pretty good.

Cemetery Test Run

We can see that this dad got a kick out of his own joke just as much as we did. While some of you may be wondering why an individual would make such a joke, we cant help but burst into hysterics.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearCemetery Test Run

From the sounds of it, this man has quite a dark sense of humor, which were totally on board with. Laughter is the best medicine, after all.

Halloween Feet-loaf

With some time on their hands, many dads in 2020 decided to try new skills they could do from home. This dad didnt waste any time around Halloween, choosing to test his culinary aptitude by whipping up a batch of feetloaf, a spooky take on an American classic.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearHalloween Feet-loaf

Were pretty impressed with his skills, and now we want to try and make this dish next year for Halloween as well.

Epic Karma Birthday Card

Dads have very long memories, as proven by this next guy and his decades-long commitment to justice. His son gave him a cheeky card for his 42nd birthday and, instead of tossing it, he saved it until his son turned 42 and he could return the favor.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearEpic Karma Birthday Card

The most impressive part of this impressive display of poetic justice was the fact that this dad was able to remember he had this card for years, and he pulled it off even after years gone by.

Money for Taco

This dad made 2020 a little better by making sure his fur-grandchild was taken care of while in quarantine. He regularly sent his kids dog, Taco, money in the mail, this particular payment earmarked for chicken nuggets.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearMoney for Taco

What a great grand-dad, making sure Taco was taken care of! Usually, grandmas are known for treats, but this grandpa is making sure hes the fun one and that Taco is taken care of.

Studying for Risk

Board games made a comeback this year, as bored people stuck at home looked around for something fun to occupy their time with. After being challenged to a game of Risk, this dad spent some time boning up on his military strategy.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearStudying for Risk

After finishing the sports section, this dad was dedicated to victory and printed out a map of the Risk world as well as a list of strategies for winning. We admire his dedication!

Yosemite Photo Bomb

Many Americans also got re-acquainted with the great outdoors this year when indoor activities were closed, but this dad didnt miss the opportunity to take a classic photo. This picture was taken at a waterfall in Yosemite National Park. Thats quite the stream hes got going there!

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearYosemite Photo Bomb

Were sure if you poke around on the internet, you can find plenty of other pictures of dads taking funny pictures at well-known monuments this year. What else was there to do this year?

Zoom Class Payback

Remote learning and working from home collided in some hilarious (and not so hilarious) ways this year, as limits on bandwidth and constant interruptions from kids and parents led to some embarrassing moments. This dad had enough of his kids interrupting his work meetings, so he decided to get even.

45 Dads Who Somehow Managed to Make 2020 a Much Better YearZoom Class Payback

He dressed up in a gillie suit and looked like some sort of swamp monster out to make a cameo during his kids Zoom classes. Probably gave the teacher quite a scare!

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