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Kids Often Think Their Parents Are Lame, But These Photos Prove Some People So Wrong

Parents are often stigmatized as embarrassing and uncool by their kids.

While that description isn’t always inaccurate (just remember the last time you rolled your eyes at one of your dad’s jokes), it definitely doesn’t apply to every mom and dad. Just take these parents, for example. While we can’t say much about who they are now, we can say with absolute confidence that back in the day, they were pretty awesome people. Here’s all the proof you need!

1. “Me looking up to my fighter pilot dad in the late 1980s.”

"Me looking up to my fighter pilot dad in the late 1980s."

Reddit / DatingPuppy

2. “My mom and dad on their wedding day – 1980.”

"My mom and dad on their wedding day - 1980."

Reddit / ohfuckdood

3. “My mom working at NASA, 1974.”

"My mom working at NASA, 1974."

Reddit / sumthingabout

4. “My mom in Moscow 1975. From all the stories she’s told me about her travels, I wouldn’t be surprised if she was a spy.”

"My mom in Moscow 1975. From all the stories she's told me about her travels, I wouldn't be surprised if she was a spy."

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5. “My dad in Saudi Arabia in the ’70s working as a US military contractor diving in the Red Sea.”

"My dad in Saudi Arabia in the '70s working as a US military contractor diving in the Red Sea."

Reddit / urs1ne

6. “My dad being infinitely cooler than I’ll ever be. (1980)”

"My dad being infinitely cooler than I'll ever be. (1980)"

Reddit / TheMasterOfDonuts

7. “Mom’s ‘garden’ 1980s.”

"Mom's 'garden' 1980s."

Reddit / Whisky_taco

8. “Late 1960s, my dad.”

"Late 1960s, my dad."

Reddit / cherrycherries

9. “My mother skateboarding barefoot in California in 1974.”

"My mother skateboarding barefoot in California in 1974."

Reddit / jsparks117

10. “My dad skateboarding at Hyde school 1982. I think he was cooler than me.”

"My dad skateboarding at Hyde school 1982. I think he was cooler than me."

Reddit / targat2

11. “48 beers and a unicycle. My dad in the early ’80s.”

"48 beers and a unicycle. My dad in the early '80s."

Reddit / skeleton-spotted

12. “My dad teaching math in Southern California.”

"My dad teaching math in Southern California."

Reddit / iCollectSausage

13. “My dad, taken for Surfer Magazine. Peru, 1977.”

"My dad, taken for Surfer Magazine. Peru, 1977."

Reddit / fyrebrahnd

14. “I found a photo of my dad cooking a barbecue on top of a moving submarine.”

"I found a photo of my dad cooking a barbecue on top of a moving submarine."

Reddit / shanbuscus

15. “My dad sculpting a bust of my mom 1980s.”

"My dad sculpting a bust of my mom 1980s."

Reddit / JankyTango

16. “So I was going through some old photos and I found this. My dad holding Magic Johnson and looking incredibly badass while doing it.”

"So I was going through some old photos and I found this. My dad holding Magic Johnson and looking incredibly badass while doing it."

Reddit / ILikeBlazing

17. “My dad’s first car, a 1939 Ford. He bought it with his own money that he earned farming (and drove it daily). He was 11 when he bought it, so this photo was taken in 1948.”

"My dad's first car, a 1939 Ford. He bought it with his own money that he earned farming (and drove it daily). He was 11 when he bought it, so this photo was taken in 1948."

Reddit / godllub

18. “My mom skating with a broken wrist in the late 70s.”

"My mom skating with a broken wrist in the late 70s."

Reddit / thestrokesfan1988

19. “I present my dad. He wasn’t famous, but his moves were pretty cool (1977).”

"I present my dad. He wasn't famous, but his moves were pretty cool (1977)."

Reddit / -lilsebastian

20. “My mom at 16 years old with her Camaro in 1975.”

"My mom at 16 years old with her Camaro in 1975."

Reddit /MorganGanem

21. “A friend of my father’s, telling off a Klan member. Auburn AL, 1985.”

"A friend of my father's, telling off a Klan member. Auburn AL, 1985."

Reddit / ohdaviing

22. “My dad in the ’70s doing what he loves. Father to 4 boys. More man than myth or legend.”

"My dad in the '70s doing what he loves. Father to 4 boys. More man than myth or legend."

Reddit / Reallybadat

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Well, it’s confirmed — these people are way cooler than I’ll ever be. Their kids must be so proud.

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