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Wholesome Australian Dad Goes Viral on TikTok, Wins Parenting

Meet "TikTok's most wholesome dad."

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In this strange, stressful, and quite frankly objectively bad year, the world could use some good wholesome entertainment. Luckily, someone has filled the void for good feelings — and leave it to a dad with a great sense of humor to give us that. After all, dad jokes are never wrong, and there’s one dad who is doing it so right, he’s gone viral. Everyone—meet TikTok‘s most wholesome dad.

Grant, a now-famous dad, is just a typical guy: he lives in Australia with his wife, and along with his daughter 22-year-old daughter Stace, the two of them have been able to gain over 1.6 million followers on TikTok in a short amount of time. Their success didn’t come from following the viral dances that make the teenagers famous, though. Instead, Stace shares adorably cute videos of Grant. And fans seem to really like it.

The first video Stace featured of her dad, who is an engineer, was in May 2020 when her dad approached Stace, showing her his new work laptop. He admitted to having to call the help desk, not realizing that it needed to be turned upside down to open, and then laughing at himself.

@lil_stace

MY DAD COULDN’T FIGURE OUT HOW TO OPEN HIS NEW WORK LAPTOP & HAD TO RING IT DEPARTMENT I CANT BREATHE 🤣 #fyp #xyzbca #foryoupage #viral #foru #dad

♬ original sound – Lil Stace

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According to an interview with Junkee, the two started making videos together since they were both home due to the pandemic. When Stace realized how viral the videos featuring her dad were, she knew to give the audience more.

“The video that made me realize that people loved him was the one of him not being able to open his laptop, as I got a great response from everyone who thought he was hilarious,” Stace said to the publication. “I think my dad has become so popular because he has such wholesome responses in all my videos and is always so calm and collected.”

With every share of Grant and the adorable, wholesome things he does – like showing off “the perfect” surprise he had for his wife (it was a llama doormat) or when he shows up with a plate of sliced apples for his family, just because.

@lil_stace

My dad’s idea of the perfect surprise gift to my mum 🤣 he saw it at the shops and couldn’t resist #fyp #xyzbca #verifylilstace #foryoupage #viral

♬ original sound – Lil Stace

@lil_stace

It’s 8:30pm on a Wednesday, my friend called me to spontaneously dye her hair and he just APPEARS, I- #dad #fyp #viral #xyzbca #foryoupage #lol

♬ original sound – Lil Stace

And it’s clear that everyone has fallen in love with his sweet nature, the laugh that he can’t help but bring us all, and the joy these videos bring. All those qualities are especially needed right now.

“His sense of humor is very quick, so all our videos are very natural and are not staged, like a lot of the videos seen on TikTok are, which I think people find refreshing,” Stace shared. “I think it’s great that he is now seen as ‘everyone’s dad’ because I can see how much joy it brings to other people’s lives, which I think everyone needs a bit more of given the current pandemic.”

@lil_stace

My dad is extra/10 😅 #fyp #dad #xyzbca #lol #viral #foryoupage #dadsoftiktok #foru

♬ original sound – Lil Stace

Stace said that she and her dad have always been close. However, uploading these videos to TikTok has made them even more so, and it gives us a reason to login to the app, knowing we’ll see these two doing something silly.