14 Things Dads Get Abnormally Excited About

There are some things dads love more than the rest of us. Here’s how to get a dad pumping his fist in the air, brought to you by Volkswagen.

1. Any and all power tools.

You know, for home projects or… playing around.

2. Feats of strength…

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These get harder with every year of fatherhood.

3. …and hand-eye coordination.

Nothing feels better than saving the day.

4. Weird backyard inventions.

Dads go nuts for things like waterfall swing sets and robotic stick-throwers for their dogs.

5. Sundays on the couch watching football…

Related: sweatpants.

6. …and making it through an entire game without injury.

It’s rare, but truly a moment worth celebrating.

7. “Dad faces” in photos.

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Dads invented photobombing.

8. Successful lessons in transportation.


Teaching your children how to get from point A to point B is a sacred duty of fatherhood.

9. Fine art.

And showing it to every houseguest.

10. Universal remotes.

If you think about it, running a remote is like being the captain of a ship.

11. A hot cup of black coffee.

And also getting the final stamp on a “free coffee” card.

12. Books and TV shows about explorers.

It’s hardly a hidden secret that all dads like to view themselves as heroes and adventurers.

13. A flawless magic trick.

And all the enjoyable hours spent perfecting it.

14. Getting the whole family together for Game Night.

And being the center of attention.

And few things get dads fired up like great cars, which is why dads love Volkswagen. Why, you ask? Volkswagen has the most vehicles on the road with over 100,000 miles.

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