Starting from before we were born, our fathers are the unsung heroes of our lives. Now let's celebrate this precious bond that every father-child duo shares. As Father's Day is approaching, we have asked some of our co-workers at Famvibe about the most unforgettable memory with their dad, and here are some heartwarming and funny stories of them.
My dad brings my beluga whale to work till now
“When I was 2 or 3, I gave my dad a stuffed beluga whale to keep in his work bag so that if he ever missed me, he could hold it and think of me. 18 years later, my dad has just informed me he still brings my beluga whale to work with him every day.”
—Samantha (Customer Support Team)
Samantha's father and his stuffed beluga whale
I love drive-in movie dates with him.
“In the summertime my dad would take me and my brother to an old drive-in theater near our house. I never minded that the dialogue was sometimes staticky over the radio or that my rom-coms were outvoted with action movies. I was just happy we were together.”
— Brandi (Designer)
Brandi with her dad in a drive-in movie date (taken by her brother Jack)
That's where I get my math skills from!
"When I was in the 3rd grade, one evening I was solving my Math homework with my mom. Like any other kid, I wanted to go down and play with my friends instead of dividing complex fractions. My mother refused to let me go down and play and insisted that I should finish my homework first. So with teary eyes, I continued doing my homework. Later, when my mom went to the kitchen to start prepping for dinner, my dad saw me crying and solving math problems. We made a deal, that he would finish the rest of my homework so that I could go down and play with my friends. After my play time was over I came back up and still got a scolding from my mom. Not because she found out that I made a secret deal with my dad, but because all the math problems were solved incorrectly. I guess now I know where I get my bad math skills from…"
— Lauren (Product Manager)
Lauren with her two biggest role models on her big day
I missed him singing ‘Sweet Baby James’ as a lullaby.
“When I was little my dad would sometimes sing the song ‘Sweet Baby James,’ by James Taylor, to me as a lullaby before falling asleep. And once or twice he even played guitar along with it. I loved it so much that I chose it for our father-daughter dance at my wedding 2 years ago, and now I sing it to my boy as a lullaby. It will always be our song.”
— Naomi (Marketing Team)
My dad's jokes are hands-down the best jokes.
"My dad is my best buddy. He always makes jokes around and makes people feel so comfortable when they're with him. I love that a lot and probably miss it the most when I live away from home. He knows that so he often sends me fun texts and helps me feel less homesick, and yeah he never fails to make me laugh out loud."
— Johnathan (Designer)
He’s the most hard working person and sweetest soul.
“Although my dad worked crazy hard when we were little, when he was off, he was totally ours - taking us hiking, bike riding and was a captive audience, attending our pretend schools or churches, or letting us put a thousand little barrettes in his (then-thick) hair while he was watching the news. To me, my dad is my biggest inspiration and role model that I always want to mirror.”
— Sarah (HR Manager)
My dad helped me get over my fear, he's my superhero!
"My father is an offshore fisherman. He usually goes out to the sea with his crew and comes home only once or twice a month. We live in the coastal area and typically the residents there are fishermen, well...mostly. There are lots of nice lakes around the town, so every time he comes back home, our family goes fishing or camping by the lake. I remember one time when I was 6, I and my brother were playing in the water and suddenly I fell off and thought I started drowning. My brother didn't know to do anything but scream. At that time I felt like I was about to sink into deep water but my dad turned up and helped me out. Then I realized the water was not that deep and I was just too scared haha. All the kids in my hometown knew how to swim at the age of 3 or 4, but I didn't because I have a fear of being in deep bodies of water. In 2 weeks later, my dad decided to stay at home and tried to help me get over that fear. And now I can swim well."
— Tessi (Creative Team)
Little Tessi and her superhero
Say what you want, despite all these stories, our dads love us truly and would do anything to make sure we have the best lives. They may have a tough exterior, but it takes only a little to push past that and see their soft side. Do you guys have any stories about your dad? Comment them below and we would love to read them!