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13+ Parents Who Accidentally Went Viral

emily.mcwilliams 12 Dec 2018

These parents had no idea that their posts or photos would take over the internet.

Their posts were honest, funny, important, and even heartbreaking.

How many of these viral parents did you see in your newsfeeds?

The flight attendant who nursed a passenger's baby.

Facebook | Patrisha Organo

Patrisha Organo was working on a flight when she heard a passenger's baby cry. The passenger explained that she was out of formula and couldn't feed her baby.

Patrisha offered to nurse the child, and got the baby fed and comfortable.

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This mom who wants to end mommy shaming.

Facebook | Kelsea King

Kelsea King's viral post about mommy shaming will make moms everywhere say, "Finally!"

Kelsea pointed out all the contradictions on modern motherhood and ended her post with, "Mom bullies are the worst. So stop."

We are so here for this message.

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The dad who breastfed his baby.

Facebook | Maxamillian Kendall Neubauer

Maxamillian was the first one to breastfeed his baby while his wife recovered from her C-section.

Thanks to the nurses at Door County Medical Center, they helped Maxamillian "nurse" his baby with a rubber nipple and a syringe of milk.

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The mom who was her son's wingman.

Charisma Valdez tweeted about meeting a mom who was trying to find her son a girlfriend.

Well, the son, Cody, saw the tweet and he and Charisma actually went out on a date. Way to go, mom.

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The mom on her way to the NICU.

Facebook | Kelsey Zwick

When Kelsey Zwick boarded a flight with her infant daughter on their way to a NICU in Philidelphia, she was completely floored by a stranger's kindness.

A man in first-class gave up his seat so Kelsey and her baby would be more comfortable. This story actually brought tears to my eyes.

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A father's reunion with his son.

Facebook | Marcy Cobrink Mayer

Marcy Cobrink Mayer shared a heartwarming video of her 53-year-old brother, who has Down syndrome, reuniting with their father at the airport after spending a week apart from each other.

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The mom who will be your stand-in mom

Facebook | Sara Cunningham

In July, Sara Cunningham made a Facebook post, offering herself as a stand-in mom to any LGBTQ couples whose parents won't be attending their wedding.

"Call me. I'm there. I'll be your biggest fan. I'll even bring the bubbles," she wrote.

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The dad who was there every first day of school.

Charles Brockman III went viral after sharing these photos of him and his dad.

His first day of kindergarten is on the left, and his first day of college is on the right. Pass the tissues this way.

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The mom who breastfed her baby in the change room.

Facebook | Milky Way Lactation Services

In this viral photo, a mom named Serah is nursing her eight-week-old baby in between periods of her hockey game.

Many praised her for having the confidence to share this photo with the world and prove that breastfeeding moms can still have hobbies and stay active.

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The dad who surprised his daughter with her dream dress.

Facebook | Addison Haury

In this viral video, a dad who works three jobs surprises his daughter with her dream dress for her eighth grade formal. Is someone cutting onions in here?

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The artist mom who makes totally relatable comics.

Paula Kuka, also known as @common_wild, has been sharing her comics about life as a modern mom that any parent can relate to.

This beautiful post struck a cord with moms all over the world who are still getting up during the night with their babes.

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Chrissy Teigen

There are many celebs out there who have been sharing it all when it comes to their kids.

We included Chrissy Teigen because she is always so open and honest about her struggles as a mom.

In December, Chrissy shared this photo of her son in his head-shaping helmet, prompting other parents to do the same. Go, Chrissy!

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This winter message to mommy shamers

Reddit | MindyS1719

In a viral Reddit post, user MindyS1719 calls out people who shame moms for not putting their babies in coats.

For the last time: Babies. Can't. Wear. Coats. In. The. Car.

Hopefully, this gets the message across.

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The parents who inspired their daughter with Michelle Obama

Children, especially young girls of color, need strong role models to inspire them to reach their dreams.

In this tweet, Twitter user @PBMGLA shared this photo of their daughter following in Michelle Obama's footsteps.

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The mom who went public after being shamed at a pool.

Facebook | Misty Daugereaux

Misty Daurereaux was breastfeeding her son at a public pool when she was asked to leave by the pool's management.

The pool even called the cops to escort her off the property — simply because she was feeding her son. She shared her story in an emotional Facebook post that made national headlines.

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Carrie Underwood

In a raw and real Instagram post, country singer Carrie Underwood reflected on her postpartum body a few weeks after giving birth. She admitted that she was feeling down on herself and vowed to focus on the positives of her postpartum journey.

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This "exhibitionist" mom.

Instagram | @jennifer.mancuso

Jennifer Mancuso is an outspoken breastfeeding advocate who said that she is an "exhibitionist" when it comes to sharing her breastfeeding photos online.

She's sharing these pics to spread awareness about breastfeeding and help normalize the practice.

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This mom who went viral with her "badass" mom post.

Instagram | @piercejaymes

Jayme Pierce shared this photo of her postpartum body taken hours after she gave birth. In her viral post she wrote, "Whenever I doubt myself or feel bad about my postpartum body, I can look at these pictures and remind myself how badass I am." So true!

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Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer welcomed her first son in May 2019 and has been sharing hilarious posts about motherhood ever since. It was this "photoshoot" of Amy in her hospital underwear that really caught the internet's attention, though.

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The moms who became models.

Mothercare, a U.K.-based baby store, launched a new ad campaign that featured real and recently postpartum moms. The #BodyProudMoms campaign generated a lot of positive buzz online for these beautiful photos.

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The Rock

People were divided about The Rock's post about helping his three-year-old daughter build her Barbie house.

He revealed that he recruited his partner to build the house instead so that he could go for his morning workout. Sneaky, sneaky.

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This mom of triplets.

Maria Nordø Jørstad from Denmark went viral after she began sharing photos of her baby bump on Instagram. Maria welcomed triplets, two daughters and a son, in September.

Many applauded Maria for honestly sharing her body's transformation with the world.

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This dad's changing table PSA

When Donte Palmer went to change his son's diaper, only to find no changing table in the men's room, he took to social media to spread awareness on this issue.

It's 2018... almost 2019. Time to put change tables in the men's washroom already!

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