Dads are famous (or infamous) for bringing the hilarity to the family party on the regular. They (mostly) manage to hit that sweet spot between puns, actual humor, and a lack of any sense of shame – a classic combination present in every stellar dad joke that wins everyone over. And if there were an award for dad joke of the week, 51-year-old Tracy Fritz would win it.
His daughter, Natasha Stroup, was on her honeymoon in Hawaii and set up a group family text to share her photos and experiences — a nice gesture, especially while in paradise with her new husband.
Tracy figured that if Natasha was sharing her honeymoon experiences, perhaps she’d enjoy seeing some of the goings on back in South Dakota, too.
“She was showing the scenery around her,” he told Buzzfeed, “I just though I’d show her the scenery around me.”
Life on the farm isn’t as exotic as a Hawaiian beach, but hey, a sharing family is a caring family, right? Or at least, they’re a family that’s laughing a lot at their silly dad.
Natasha’s younger sister Kylie thought the world should know just how funny Tracy is, and she shared the photographs on Twitter, where Fritz has now gone viral.
“I just thought it was funny,” Kylie said. “I think my dad’s funny. He doesn’t think he is.”
And if 31,000 likes and 2,200 retweets are any indication, Twitter agrees with the daughter.
For her part, the new bride isn’t surprised by her father’s newfound fame. She and her husband had a good laugh over the images when they first came in, and she knew that the internet would be just as appreciative (if not more so) of a good, smart-ass joke.
As for Fritz, he’s taking all of this with a grain of salt (or, you know, a piece of grain).
“I’m just glad I could make my daughter popular.”
And so it would seem another candidate for Father of the Year has emerged. Enjoy it while it lasts, sir – it won’t be long before Twitter nominates the next funny dad to give you a run for your money.