Four friends headed off for a baseball game and took a photo of themselves enjoying the day. But when their moms received the photo, they decided to do something mischievous. Their response was totally amazing and the internet agreed.
A little bit of healthy banter can be hilarious from time to time. Not only can it be character building, but it can also teach a person not to take themselves too seriously. And this story is all about just that.
Once this story hit the internet, people online simply couldn’t get enough of it. They commented in their droves, saying that it was a brilliant example of playful mockery. But the group of people involved in this story are probably not quite what you’d expect.
It all started when a group of friends went for a fun day out back in 2015. The four young men headed to a baseball game to watch the Los Angeles Dodgers play. But what happened next was so hilarious that people on the image sharing platform Imgur couldn’t cope.
The four friends decided to capture the moment by taking a quick selfie as they sat in the stands. All of them posed in different ways: one smiled, another sipped on his drink, the guy at the far end did a thumbs-up gesture, while the one nearest the camera pulled a kind of jokey grimace.
They snapped the picture and then had what they thought was a cute idea. The four men knew that their moms were all hanging out together while they were at the game, and so they decided to send them the photo to show how much fun they were having.
A lot of moms would have replied with a short message, a smiley face emoji or perhaps a couple of kisses. But not these moms. When they got the photo from their sons, they decided to do something that would earn them legendary status online.
The four moms assembled themselves and got ready to send the reply of a lifetime. But they weren’t composing a witty text message. Instead, they were posing for a selfie of their own. And it set the internet on fire.
Their response to their sons was perfect. Not only were all four of them lined up in a row, exactly as their sons had been in the first image, but they also copied their expressions down to a tee. They even sourced a baseball cap each for the photo.
The photograph shows the mom on the far right doing a thumbs-up pose, while the one next to her is sipping on a drink to copy her own son. The woman second left also had her son’s pose nailed – even down to the smallest of details.
In the image she holds her hand in a bizarre fist pose, just like her son did in the photo that the boys originally sent them. Not only that, but she also went to the trouble of wearing her baseball cap backwards to mimic her son’s style.
The mom on the extreme left also puts in a good effort. She scowls at the camera with her cap turned backwards, in an attempt to imitate her son’s strange facial expression in the first image. Unsurprisingly, the internet totally exploded when the moms’ response was posted on Imgur.
People couldn’t deal with the hilarious way that the moms mocked their sons. The story was upvoted over and over, and it gathered over 16,000 points. The online community was full of praise for the four mothers with a truly great sense of humor.
“Your moms are awesome,” wrote one Imgur user, before telling the four men that they should remind them of that all the time. Another commented that, given the choice, they’d rather hang out with the guys’ moms instead of fellas themselves.
People even bothered to critique each mom’s efforts. The second mom from the left, with the fist gesture and the backwards cap, was praised for going to the lengths of putting a large ring on the exact same finger as her son.
“Drink mom nailed it” was another comment left underneath the viral story. But, as is always the case online, some people were harsh critics. The mom closest to the camera was berated by one Imgur user for not pulling quite the right face.
And so was the mom on the far right of the photograph who wasn’t wearing a watch, even though her son was sporting a timepiece in the original photo. But overall, the four women were hailed as heroes on the sharing platform. “This is my favorite thing on the internet today,” wrote one impressed user.
In fact, the moms’ mocking selfie wasn’t the first of its kind to hit the internet. Another set of parents pulled a similar stunt, except they recreated a photograph of their son and his girlfriend. They uploaded the image with the caption: “Decided to spoof my son’s facebook profile photo… How did we do?”
And the internet loved it. “Stuff like this is the only reason I would ever want to have children,” wrote one commenter, while another told the mom and dad how much they admired their parenting skills by simply stating, “Parenting. You’re doing it right.”
The four guys in the first image and the young couple in the second have all found internet fame through their parents’ hilarious mockery. But at least they can find some comfort in the knowledge that they have pretty cool, if not embarrassing, parents.