father son Minions costume

A photo of a man and his son dressed in Minions costumes while on their way to the cinema is capturing hearts everywhere.

The photo was snapped on a subway train by a Reddit user who then uploaded the pic along with the caption, "Father of the year award goes to this gentleman who was taking a very excited boy to the movies."

The Minions are animated single-celled yellow creatures who wear matching overalls and work goggles permanently. They've been around since the beginning of time but, having no minds of their own, they resign themselves to always following their masters. If their master die off (like the dinosaurs) they go out in pursuit of new masters to follow -- not unlike 'followers' on social media who sit and wait patiently for celebrity updates to give them life.

The 'Minions' movie opened at #1 and just surpassed the $400 million mark in ticket sales after just one week.

Most of the comments under the Reddit photo were positive. But one Reddit user wrote, "Son of the year award goes to this little trooper, letting his dad use him as an excuse to feed dad's minion obsession."

This comment seems closer to the truth than the wistful commenters who see a father indulging his son's passion for the animated cartoons.

I think the little boy (if that's even a boy) looks embarrassed to be seen in public with his father dressed like an eternal cartoonish slave. But that's just my humble opinion.

What do you think? Should the father be a man and let his son wear the Minion costume by himself? Or is the father an attention-seeking sap who used his son to indulge his own passion in cartoons?

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    Considering the lack of father's with active roles in their children lives, he gets a ?? thumbs up from me.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    He's just an involved dad. It's adorable.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Let me read .....

  • SummerBaby

    Cute!

  • iWasteTime

    Super cute. Dad of the Year!
    I wanted to go and mine didn't want too, but Despicable Me used to be his chit.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Geesh, if this had been a white guy dressed like this the praises would be pouring in. I don't think the little boy is embarrassed at all, he's probably really happy to have his father by his side-period.

  • Chitsngiggles

    My husband would never do it, but Kuddos to the father for being a good sport. #BlackMenRock

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    But Sandra you just had to find that one negative comment lol ....

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    I think you thinking the lil boy is embarrassed is a reach...I find this adorable...My man would do that same except his azz would be in the car...and it would be at night..lmao

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Good men rock

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Me too! Any time spent making memories is good. and lets face it..we all have embarrassed our kids and our parents have done it to us sooo.. I think its sweet

  • MercifulLove

    Smh. Can people have some fun with their children without it being analyzed and dissected? (If that's even his child, could be an uncle or older brother etc. etc.)

  • iWasteTime

    We hating on Minions now

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lol they do dress like this ... A guy was dressed like this the other day comic con

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Beautiful pic bye the way in ya gravie ... I agree

  • SummerBaby

    I think the little boy (if that’s even a boy) looks embarrassed to be seen in public with his father dressed like an eternal cartoonish slave. But that’s just my humble opinion.
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    This is harsh??

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    And the Reddit commenter was being funny. Most parents do stuff that their children want and they suffer through for them...Example me spending 50 bucks on a movie date with my nugget, to go see SPONGEBOB, the worst movie for 2 hours...she loved it, I wanted to pluck my eyes out. We also dance in public when she wants to...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    wasn't shyt humble bout that ....

  • Chitsngiggles

    I said what I said. BLACK men rock. Ion care what white men do.

  • MercifulLove

    thank you !

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Oh okay

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I think this dad is awesome. Because if I say what I REALLY think...

  • yallcrazy

    I think its cute but the glasses are a bit much on the train. Wait till the movie to wear them.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    0-100 real quick...you know how Chits gets when there is a race post....

  • iWasteTime

    We make up songs in the car.
    Window down and at the top of our lungs.
    We were singing the counting song on the way back from the supermarket and a non black lady stopped me to tell me that was awesome and she was going to steal the idea.

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    HEY Wut!!!!!!!! :hugs:

  • Allisha Jackson

    Sandra, you can be so hard on people sometimes, You need a hug boo~

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Took her all Dady. That's why we sit in these posts for hours.

  • heywhatsupp

    Yes! Spongebob was the worst. I was so mad I spent all that money on them damn 3D tickets & my son got bored halfway through, took the glasses off & was chillin.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hold up who watch the walking dead ..... chile did ya'll see that trailer ...... chile I can not wait till October 11 th

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    COME THROUGH MOLDING MINDS

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Child my nugget attention span was tested...I was half sleep

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    It's not that deep .....

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    It was horrible. So was Insude Out, but they loved it.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Mkay folks I gotta get back to werk...but I just wanted to leave a tid bid for

    @Zeta
    @Khakiincolor:disqus
    @jeniefrumdabloc:disqus
    @SummerBaby737:disqus
    @iWasteTime:disqus
    @WhittywithWords:disqus
    @Chitsngiggles:disqus
    *whispers... me and 6'6" took Jamie Foxx advise last night
    "I know your use to dinner and a movie, but why not be my dinner..(fill in the blanks) church tips out
    *Note this was on my phone and he can only view it..all rights to ownership of alleged tape is mine.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ROFL

  • Femme404

    I love it. It's called being a parent and enjoying your child.

  • Buttercup

    Awesome action from this dad!

  • heywhatsupp

    Minions was funny. Even the adults in the theatre were laughing. The kid up top to me looks happy. & esp at his age he's probably happy is father is dressed up like him & they're going to the movies.

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Hey lovely...UUUU..Imam bout to leave before you see my last post..I will talk to yall later
    *drag race up out this piece

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Whewwww chile

  • iWasteTime

    girl I try ...lolol
    there is so much out there to distract I try to reel it in .... lolol

  • AllmylifeIhadtofight

    YES!!!!!!! Quiet stay at home boy branching out ever since you found out he smoke that refa!!! ????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Lol rofl

  • Femme404

    I always overspend on 3D movies and they make my damn head hurt.

  • iWasteTime

    lolol!

  • heywhatsupp

    Really? Glad to know. We almost saw Inside Out instead of Minions but got to the theatre a little too late.

  • Observer

    Making memories with his child, awesome!!!!!!!!

  • Buttercup

    :brokenheart: I hate when Lil Butter doesn't want to do things that I want to. I'm like, "This isn't how this works. I'm supposed to unleash my inner child while people really think I'm aiming to be a relatable parent." They just ruin everything! LOL

  • MsEducated

    Great dad !! Way to be hands on! I'm sure his son will remember this forever

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Minions was boring? .. I love the minions .... awwww

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Rofl..now he always put it down..he just quiet any other time..Girl when he buzzed..He talk sooo much shyt though its funny he be like "What that big dyck feel like huh? Cant take it tell me to take some out then!" ROFL!!!

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    So this is embarrassing? I've got 3 girls and some of the shyt they've had me do, or that I've done on my own just to make them happy would blow your minds.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Good to know ... I'm going this weekend ... taking the little one

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    lisssen I ain't stooped.. and too we made sure no faces were showing...whale you can see the top of HIS head for about 5 minutes of the "show" rofl... but I panned away when he was done.. He said I didn't have to he didn't care. ROFL man that weed...

  • iWasteTime

    butter boo!
    I was hurt and I asked him all darn day.
    He was so polite and finally he said MOM, thanks but I do not want to see that ... sigh.... We watched How it Works though and rode bikes and chit, but EYE wanted to see Minions.

  • Torae

    When parents dress up in any costume they enjoy it. So him embarrassing his kid isn't the case. The kid looks to be about 4 or 5 and he probably was excited about the costume. My 7 year old begs me to dress up for Halloween.. Last year was the first time I've dressed up for Halloween since I've been an adult and my daughter made me. It was fun and I enjoyed it...people without kids will not understand...

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    This kid is going to remember this forever. And thanks to whoever posted the original pic. We need to see more shyt like this.

  • Femme404

    Now this is where it gets funky with me...see Kyle Jenner doesn't bother me, but when I'm in a store or a restaurant and a white person stops to tell me how good it is that my son is reading I wanna GO OFF!

  • side_i

    negativity at its finest, good Lord

  • Buttercup

    Papa Butter never declined an invitation to a tea party. My sister and I would put bows in his hair, and he'd go out like that. People would assume that we did it, but he never passed an opportunity to let them know all while wearing a

  • iWasteTime

    I know but he would care when he sobered up.
    I love how much fun y'all have.
    We still on the fence about that, though.. I'm gonna do how you do it though. ON MY PHONE !

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Pick ya battles .... chile roast that azz and tell em what level he on .... Bloop ... kill passive shyt with kindness chile .... it irks they soul ... and say Take care

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    YES!!

  • Buttercup

    I truly felt your pain, sis. Our whole vacation, Lil Butter never missed a chance to tell us that he was having fun, but it would be better if mama (what he calls Mama Butter) were here. Honey Dip and I were like, "B.b.b.but aren't WE enough?!"

  • Tiffany Miller

    I would have waited to put the glasses on

  • Cricket404

    As a parent the best thing you can do is create good memories for your children, this kid will remember how his Dad was his favorite superhero.

  • Femme404

    Right. Boys love their fathers anyway. They can be pieces of chit...doesn't matter. So can you imagine how happy this little boy was? He'll never forget it.

  • Denise

    Really? SOME Black people are so, well...silly.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    See YEA....smh a mess

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    He better than me when it comes to those costumes ... that shyt wouldn't be on me period .... what a trooper

  • Canary Red™

    "with his father dressed like an eternal cartoonish slave"

    ?????

    Tell us how u really feel!

  • Buttercup

    I did it...over Christmas...in Honey Dip's dad's basement. No faces, but if he ever wants to get crazy, he knows I could ruin his life.

  • Di Ana

    "not unlike ‘followers’ on social media who sit and wait patiently for celebrity updates to give them life".... That's not true Sandra. What's with the insult? Aight yall, I'm going on vacay. I'll be back next month since Sandra tripping. I'll miss yall Roses. Bye.

  • iWasteTime

    I have one and Mr. and I are dressed like a ninja turtles all the darn time. Don't let his grand mother come by, she has to dress as one too

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    ***

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    You know Sandra has no kids ... don't pay her no mind (hug) Sandra cool with me ... that's her Opinion .... so ..... aye

  • Well.well$well

    I think it's adorable...I love to see men (especially black men) spend time with their children. He's not dressed as a slave @Sandrarose the minions wear overalls ????

  • Sriracha In My Bag

    I doubt this would be questioned if it was a melanin challenged father that was dressed up ¯_(?)_/¯

  • Ramcamedd

    The baby doesn't look embarassed to me. Thumbs up Dad!

  • Femme404

    Yes, like when my son didn't want to see plays anymore. Devastated.

  • Torae

    I think Sandra be trolling us..with those comments...."you know what you're doing Sandra! "

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Cause they into that silly shyt ... two guys in my building (government) building had vampire fangs on with ware wolf hands just walking around like aye ... they into that silly shyt ... but ya right

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yep !!!!!

  • iWasteTime

    We just started that this year.
    Took him to see the Lion King. He lived.
    I hope that sticks we love a good play and put Mr. on to it too

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I can't count the number of tea parties I've been to. Drinking juice outta tea cups that's been in the toy box forever. And forget about birthdays. Always take the day off and let them dictate what we do. That's how I got my feet done professionally for the first time.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile If ya'll could see this pic I just got ..... alright ... gotta go ... be back later ... I use to talk about folks sending pics but .... bye

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Right.

  • Vegan Sheen Min Min Dawn Sheen

    What do you think? Should the father be a man and let his son wear the Minion costume by himself? Or is the father an attention-seeking sap who used his son to indulge his own passion in cartoons?

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    We live in a f*up world; we encourage men to be women yet a father actually parenting is frowned upon! Bruce Jenner dresses up like a frail Minion every morning and received an award for it. His kids are embarrassed by him yet this is wrong? I grew up with my father until I was 20 and he died but he did stuff like this. I enjoyed it and it created many memories that have kept me even in my adulthood.

  • Femme404

    .....

  • Handle your issues

    What is this world coming to when we are so jaded that we can't even look at a picture like that and see the good.....social media is the devil.

  • Femme404

    Its so fun and I hate tv. I want to wean us off of it. Was The Lion King good I haven't seen it.

  • ThePearl

    Hi, All. Long time, no font, I know. I see a father making his son's entire week! Black men can't catch a **** break EVER, it seems. NOTHING wrong with this father humoring, loving, nurturing and indulging his son.

  • Femme404

    ...........

  • Buttercup

    Noooooooo! I'm not ready! He's already more of Honey Dip's boy than mine. I knew it would happen, but I didn't think it would be so soon. At least he wants to be like a really awesome dude

  • imright

    such a salty bïtch ?? this child will 4ever remember that time he & his dad went 2the movies dressed as The Minions. didnt think u had 2 have children 2 see that!

  • Femme404

    He still loves Lego's though. You have no idea how it makes me feel when I watch my 9 year old son put together a 4,000 piece Lego set. Its unbelievable. And he still likes school!

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    I HATE LEGOS! My nugget loses them and then I step on them...who give those tiny Legos to a 3 year old...her simple ass Deddy

  • ThePearl

    I love it! (Hey, Everyone -- long time, I know.) Black men can't catch a fukcing break EVER! And I thought the war was on Black women. Guess Black men/women are just gonna catch hell together. This father is indulging his son in the most loving way imaginable. Sheesh!

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Let Silento come on... Me and Lurk9 in WalMart parking lot like...

  • Beta

    Cute

  • Femme404

    Biiiiiiiiiitch, I stepped on a Lego the OTHER DAAAAY! Ohh...

  • washnews

    Got to respect a man who takes pride in fatherhood and would do anything for his kids.

  • That’s Interesting

    Oh my goodness. Why so negative, critical, and harsh? I think the picture is adorable. How wonderful that he's spending quality time with his son and riding on a Subway to take him to the movie. All while dressed up like the characters. D amned if you do and d amned if you don't. You would be the main one calling him a thug if he had his pants sagging and wearing matching bananas with his son. Then to over analyze the characters and call this man a slave and attention seeking sap. Wow. And if that little boy is embarrased, which you can't tell from that photo, he will grow up one day to appreciate his father. And hopefully while he is still around. And he will feel shame for being ashamed of a man who loved him.

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    Cuts deep.

  • Femme404

    Right. There's nothing like watching a man be a father to your children.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    We saw both at the drive in. Yup. They loved them. Inside out had me analyzing childhood.

  • Meme81

    Lots of fathers try to engage their kids in things they like: sports, cars, sneakers, music...minions too, I guess. I can remember one time my mother came to school in sweatpants and curlers...if I survived that this boy will survive this. lol

  • LuvMyBrownSkin?

    Great father and his son will have wonderful memories!

  • TheRealLee

    I was going to say the same. Kudos for dad. Be a man for your kid and that includes being silly and having some fun. For all we know they were going to a costume party.

  • ThePearl

    Hey, LoveZ. i tried saying what I think (nothing personal) TWICE and my comments got deleted. Maybe I can sneak it in here. I think this father is adorable in his love and indulgence of his young son. I bet it made the son's WEEK! Black men can't catch a damned BREAK. And here I thought the war was on black WOMEN. Guess both of us ain't shyt, huh?

  • LuvMyBrownSkin?

    Society doesn't want to accept black men like this father.

  • LuvMyBrownSkin?

    Would thug would be more acceptable?

  • Trey

    I would not do that....but im not mad at him

  • Karla Smith

    That kid's nowhere near embarassed...he's too young to even have that "emotion" yet...

  • Sasha586

    I saw it yesterday and that trailer had me going, I cannot wait!!!! I'm not too sure about the spin-off but I'm going to give it a try.

  • just being me

    It doesnt look like the child is being forced to do anything and it looks like the dad is enjoying himself also .. Father son bonding moment .. Enjoy it while he can they grow up so fast ..

  • SummerBaby

    Wait what? I copied & pasted from the write up. My own words are "This is harsh"

  • noyfb6

    Really......

  • Felicia Smith

    too cute

  • Mahogany

    I think it's cute

  • Chellie141508

    Would you be equally offended if it was a black person giving you this same compliment? If so you might want to check and see how your prejudice is set up..I.don't see the problem a compliment is just that a compliment..all white people don't look down on blacks just by virtue of the color of their skin..this is a classic example of pick your battles..

  • iWasteTime

    @Femme404
    Sorry so late.
    Yes it was very very good.
    He had a wonderful time, sat as still as the music allows (lolol) and was totally engaged as was I!

  • Femme404

    Man, I took my son to the symphony. He sat still the FIRST hour, was on the edge of his seat I was SO PROUD! But that second hour..after intermission... it was time to go...he was everywhere...a white man got up and moved. Not to say that I blamed him lol.

  • wayoli

    I don't see an embarrassed kid. It's awesome of this dad to dress that way. Kids love that stuff, The person who took the picture was on the train to observe a "very excited boy" quote.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    The picture made me smile when I saw it on Twitter? I dressed up as the Frog and walked around with my niece who was Princess Tiana a few years back?? We stole the idea from Paul Pierce and his daughter? It's fun, liberating, and a great way to express your love and devotion to the kids??????

  • Sincerity7

    That boy is not embarrassed. I think it was great way to hang out with his son. Hell - at least he's spending time with his kid. Let them live!

  • http://www.landofpure.net Fayla

    that's good parenting...can't Dads have fun with their offspring?

  • Leigh John

    Sandra you amaze me (Not Really), this is typical for you! If a black guy is being a dad you find a way to bash him, if he were white, he would be what black men should aspire too! Smh, please stop with the self hate, it is unbecoming!

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    The kid probably begged his dad to dress like that..

  • Rob N. Lebron

    You have parents dress up every year for Comic-Con (The biggest comic book expo in the country) and even to a Star Wars opening day at the movies.

  • BLOODBLOOD

    Great dad!!!

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    When my daughter took my grandson to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles , she wore a neon green shirt that matches his! They both had Ninja Turtles on the shirts and bright neon green sneakers! HE IS 4 and LOVED IT! He loves the Ninja turtles and his momma too for doing this!

  • MsVAllDay

    I think it's adorable! Real parents do stuff like this.

  • ShaBerry14

    The little boy has the same outfit on. All of this from a still picture of the little boy looking down? Reaching

  • Imperfectly_perfect

    Sandra...sometimes u make me wonder what side you're really on?

  • Queen B

    Im sure his son will look bk at this moment with a smile and laughter!!

  • SSSLOVELIVE

    I thought it was Stevie J at first glance!!!

  • Bayou Classic

    It's adorable and makes me smile?

  • http://www.swedishsoul.com Christina Duphorn Zehnder

    way to go dad.

  • Mister Fantastic

    Great Dad! I just went to Comic Con with my kids, and we all had a excellent time dressing up as characters. Cool bonding experience. Shame for one to think any other way.

  • Femme404

    ......

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Can a father just get credit for being a Dad? His son is sitting very close up under him as if he knows there is the love and protection he needs. My children and I joke around and I do things for/with them I would NEVER do for anyone else. We always hear of "a Mother's love", well, here is "a Father's love". So what if he got to enjoy himself too. I'd have dresed my big butt up too if my child was game for it... LOL!

  • Guess Who

    Wow, you made a post about a dad who was in a costume taking his child to a movie...to make it in to something weird and flucked up? Sandra, I promise you need a hug sometimes. Grown arse folks been dressing up as characters in movies for DECADES, chick. Not my cup of tea but what's really the problem?
    Get a life and stop being a shady battle ax all the time.

  • Jasmine

    To the one Reddit user with the negative comment. He is clearly calling out to find their own father. I think its amazing!! And the son doesn't look embarrassed at all. He looks as if he is about to put on his goggles with his dad :-)

  • Ebel24000

    So cute!