Proud Dads
July 3, 2018 12:29 PM   Subscribe

Dublin Bus proud dads “I know how hard it was for my son to come out to me, so I wanted to do something for Pride to show him that I am truly proud of him, not for being gay, or for coming out, but for being who he is. Before all this, I never felt that it was my place to go to Pride, but I’ve realised it really is, because I am proud.”
posted by drunkonthemoon (30 comments total) 64 users marked this as a favorite
Well, that was fantastic, wasn't it?
posted by dobbs at 12:33 PM on July 3 [3 favorites]

The world in general, and men in particular, need/s a lot more of this.
posted by Nerd of the North at 12:34 PM on July 3 [4 favorites]

Mods, can we get a HopefulSummer tag in here? Cause I'm crying some hopeful, happy tears right now and I think the tags should reflect that.
posted by minervous at 12:54 PM on July 3 [14 favorites]

Love this! Candidate for the hopefulsummer tag?
posted by stillmoving at 12:54 PM on July 3 [4 favorites]

LOL! This was really sweet.

“I hope they have a defibrillator in here, because I think I’m going to need it...”

They’re good Dads, Brent.
posted by darkstar at 1:12 PM on July 3 [11 favorites]

Love that dad's rainbow plaid shirt. What a lovely initiative, Dublin Bus!
posted by chavenet at 1:17 PM on July 3 [3 favorites]

Let's go to Pride, son.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 1:18 PM on July 3 [15 favorites]

I have such a permasmile right now.
posted by Sophie1 at 1:37 PM on July 3 [2 favorites]

Don’t mind me. Just crying at my desk. Like ya do.
posted by greermahoney at 1:58 PM on July 3 [5 favorites]

That "I'm proud of you son" from the dad to his trans son came at exactly the right moment to make me squeal with glee.
posted by MartinWisse at 1:59 PM on July 3 [5 favorites]

Watched it with the sound off because I'm at work and this still made me cry.
posted by acidnova at 2:07 PM on July 3 [1 favorite]

posted by EmpressCallipygos at 2:09 PM on July 3 [1 favorite]

Very dusty in here.
posted by leslies at 2:16 PM on July 3 [1 favorite]

This made feelings come out of my eyes. My own dad came to visit this weekend - first time he's been to the house I share with my partner. When he left, he said, "I'm so happy I got to see you here with her. You're a good match."
posted by coppermoss at 2:20 PM on July 3 [30 favorites]

My allergies sure are acting up all of a sudden....

(this is good....very, very good)
posted by biscotti at 2:32 PM on July 3 [1 favorite]

Man, I cried fresh with every dad/kid pair. So nice. Even as an ad, so nice.
posted by lauranesson at 2:37 PM on July 3 [1 favorite]

The happiest thought of my week, thank you so much for sharing
posted by Hermione Granger at 2:51 PM on July 3 [1 favorite]

This is FANTASTIC and where are my tissues?
posted by zarq at 3:20 PM on July 3 [1 favorite]

thanks, bawling.
posted by chococat at 3:28 PM on July 3 [1 favorite]

Ireland has come a long way. Hopefully the DUP will catch up in the north soon.
posted by knapah at 3:30 PM on July 3 [7 favorites]

Thank you!
posted by sevenyearlurk at 5:48 PM on July 3 [1 favorite]

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing -- this brought happy tears to my eyes.
posted by smorgasbord at 5:55 PM on July 3

Tears here as well. Ahhh, so incredibly beautiful. Thanks for this post.
posted by bologna on wry at 6:13 AM on July 4

Beautiful. Beautiful. Way to be, Dublin Bus.
posted by Miko at 8:01 AM on July 4

There are no onions here, just happy tears.
posted by Ruki at 9:54 AM on July 4

I‘m a bit bummed that I can‘t understand the accent very well - I‘m missing every third word or so!
posted by Omnomnom at 12:30 PM on July 4

The "closed caption" button may help those who are a bit at sea with the Dublin accent.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:34 PM on July 4

Ohmagoodness, the hair on my arms stood up at the same time I started crying. That's never happened before. Lovely, lovely clip, thanks, drunkonthemoon.
posted by jet_silver at 2:03 PM on July 4

Ah, this is great!
posted by Secretariat at 2:57 PM on July 4

The bus I got home from work yesterday was one of the rainbow-painted "Proudest Bus" ones. It makes me smile to see them.
posted by Azara at 10:24 PM on July 4 [3 favorites]

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