Let’s all sit back and celebrate those moments when something inside us clicks and, faster than thought, we blur into action, when danger slows everything down and we swoop in and save our reckless, seemingly suicidal little bundles of joy. Sure, it’s not just dads, but go with me here.
Here are some stunning examples of those last-split-second saves by men who activated DAD MODE. Pssst: this post is filled with scenes of very close calls, but rest easy, they all end safely. (Even the 14th one!)
Without even looking.
RC Car DENIED!
Aaaaaaand no worries.
Saw this one coming.
Yoooouu shall not crash!
I got ya covered.
Uhhhhhh maybe not so much.
Nuh-uh, not on my watch!
No no no no! All good!
I got this.
I don’t think so.
There are a surprising number of clips out there of men catching speeding baseballs while holding an infant or toddler, but I don’t care for them, personally. Probably because I’m not sporty and would likely brain my child in any such attempt, but mostly because I think of Dad Mode as that superhero moment when you suddenly go brilliantly berserk and take your kid out of harm’s way.
We don’t always act with such swift reflexes and smooth effectiveness, but it’s safe to say our care is always there for our kids.
25 MORE Amazing Dad Mode Moments
Some are simply awesome, and some are kinda awful-some.
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