Hug Those Dads

So McDonald’s recently released this commercial.

While there are many… interesting… moments to focus on here, the one that caught our eye was a phrase so simple, so beautiful, that we could never forget it.


That’s right. Hug Those Dads.

This sign left us with a lot of questions, the main one being: Which dads? Hug which dads? We have no problem with huggin’ dads, McDonald’s, but you’re going to need to be a little more specific. Like this.

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Despite its ambiguity, we were so inspired by this phrase that we thought, “Why stop at a McDonald’s sign? There’s so much more potential here. We can make this better.” So that’s what we did. Please enjoy these various reimaginings of the one, the only, Hug Those Dads.


1. Huggin’ Dads on the Walk of Fame



2. Huggin’ Dads in Hollywood

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3. What Hugs in Vegas, Stays in Vegas

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4. Little Hug on the Prairie



5. Huggin’ Dads in Heaven



6. Huggin’ Dads on the Mountaintops



7. Penguins are Sometimes Dads, Too, and They Also Need Hugs



8. Hug BlenderArtists User DrTibbles for This Amazing Artist’s Rendition That Any Dad Would Be Proud Of


Go out and hug a dad today. McDonald’s said so.

Let us know the last time you hugged a dad at @FakeTeamFangirl.

Katie Wingfield is a senior electronic media major. The last time she hugged a dad was approximately two months ago. @Katie_Wingfield @FakeTeamFangirl