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Updated on Jan 4, 2020. Posted on Nov 12, 2019

17 Parents Who Did Things So Amazing, They Immediately Went Viral This Decade

Please don't tell me you forgot about Chewbacca mom.

1. When an Ohio dad wrote a check to his son's school using Common Core math because he was so frustrated with it.

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In 2015, this dad wrote a donation check to Melridge Elementary using longform Common Core standards to show how ridiculous he thought teaching it was.

2. When a mom shared this moving photo with her nurse after she delivered her baby.

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In 2017, Jill Krause, a writer and mom of four, shared the above photo (taken by Katie Lacer) and was overcome with gratitude for the labor, delivery, and postpartum nurses who guided her through her most vulnerable moments. She put her thoughts into a Facebook post that quickly went viral.

3. When an Arizona mom let her toddler style her for a week and it turned out super adorable.

4. When an Australia mom made signs for her twins after she got tired of people always asking the same, nosy questions.

5. When a mom dressed her sleeping baby up in the most incredible costumes.

6. When an Indianapolis mom took a stand at a sixth grade pool party after the school insisted all girls cover their swimsuits with a T-shirt.

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In 2015, Jennifer Smith's son brought home a permission slip for a sixth-grade pool party and it had an interesting dress code: All girls were required to wear a non-white T-shirt over their swimsuit. Jennifer posted a picture of the flyer on the Facebook group Feminism on Facebook and it quickly went viral.

7. When this mom made a blog featuring her two daughters recreating scenes from best picture nominees.

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In honor of the 2013 Academy Awards, Maggie Storino’s Tumblr blog featured her two girls Sophia, 3, and Sadie, 2, recreating famous scenes from Oscar-nominated movies. Maggie still recreates famous scenes with the girls today, like this fun one from Lady Bird, and she now has her own website.

8. When this mom was open and honest about her postpartum body.

9. And when this mom shared what her body looked like just 24 hours after giving birth.

10. When this dad went viral for making the most amazing lunches for his kids.

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In 2015, San Francisco dad Beau Coffron got a lot of attention for the themed bento lunches he made for his two kids. He did everything from Big Hero 6 to My Little Pony. You can check out more of his creations on his website.

11. When this mom shared her before-and-after body photos, telling the world that happiness isn't a number on a scale.

12. When this dad called out parents who humiliate their kids online as a punishment.

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In 2015, Florida dad Wayman Gresham became fed up with seeing videos of parents shaming their kids online. In his viral Facebook video, he started by pretending to give his son a "bald head, messed up haircut" for being bad, but then said, "Just kidding! Come here, boy. Give me a hug!"

13. When this dad went viral for covering his arms in tattoos drawn by his son.

In 2015, photographer Chance Faulkner did a portrait series with Ontario father Keith Anderson. Keith's arms were covered in tattoo replicas of doodles drawn by his son.

14. When this mom's comics about the difference between your first child vs. your second child went viral.

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In 2018, Seattle-based mom and game designer Wang Chen got the attention of the internet for her hilarious drawings about the realities of having more than one kid. Obviously, parents everywhere related.

15. And when this mom related to parents everywhere after chronicling her baby's first year in doodles.

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In 2015, Scottish illustrator Lucy Scott published a book called Doodle Diary of a New Mom and parented immediately related to it.

16. When this dad went viral on Twitter for just being really funny.

5-year-old daughter: I think a boy likes me. He drew me a dinosaur. Me: That could mean anything. 5: The dinosaur had a hat. Oh shit.

In 2016, a father of four daughters, James Breakwell (Exploding Unicorn on Twitter), started gaining a lot of followers for tweeting the dialogue he had with his family on a daily basis.

17. And, lastly, when this mom couldn't stop laughing after trying on a Chewbacca mask.

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In 2016, over 100 million people watched Candace Payne's Facebook Live video where she laughs hysterically while wearing a Chewbacca mask.

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