The Original Craigslist Ad
Although grilling a few burgers and hot dogs is pretty standard and easy enough for anyone to accomplish, everyone knows that there's something about the way a dad — likely while wearing an embarrassing apron — fires up the grill and cooks at a party. Knowing this, Dane Anderson and a group of his friends in Spokane, WA, put out a Craigslist ad last Summer for a "Generic Father Figure For Backyard BBQ."
"To interested individuals," the 2017 ad read. "We will be throwing a backyard BBQ on June 17 to celebrate beer and each other . . . and while most of us know how to operate a grill, none of us are prepared to fill the role of 'BBQ Dad.' That being said, we are in need of a generic father figure from 4 p.m. to about 8 p.m."
The ad, which went on to outline the required duties of the BBQ dad — including talking about "dad things" and calling everyone "champ" — quickly went viral, and not only did multiple dads show up at the party, but Anderson and his friends were sent beers and food that companies graciously donated to the cause.
See the full ad in all its glory, and meet the dads who showed up to the BBQ in one of the attendee's photo play-by-plays below.