Benjamin Schock, from Winconsin, has become an Internet sensation after his “hilarious” warning to his daughter’s prom date.
The overprotective dad came up with the perfect way to ensure his child’s date behaved himself – by hijacking the couple’s pre-dance photoshoot and recreating one of the shots himself.
Schock was watching from the sidelines as his wife Sharee, a professional photographer, snapped some pics of their 15-year-old daughter Ricarra and her boyfriend, before jumping into the shot himself.
Sharee told Buzzfeed News that she was happily snapping away when her husband decided to go for the “photo bomb”.
“My husband had mentioned previously in humour that he would do to the boyfriend whatever was done to our daughter,” she said. “So he jumped in the picture and they posed for the picture.”
Schock said everyone was cracking up at her husband’s antics.
“My husband is a big-hearted teddy bear, so it was his way of being silly with a pinch of ‘I’m watching you. buddy,’” Schock said.
The mum-of-four posted the pic on her Facebook page, where it quickly went viral and made it’s way to Imgur. Clearly a lot of parents can relate to Benjamin’s tongue-in-cheek warning and appreciate the dad humour as it’s now been viewed over three million times and shared by over 11,000 people.
“We live in a small, country, close-knit community and have loved all the love and support we have received from all around the globe,” she said.
She added that she hopes everyone sees the fun in the photo – especially as her husband is currently battling numerous brain tumours and is focused on being positive.
“We hope that above anything else this pictures shows the love and protective nature of a dad with his little girl, but in a playful and not-so intimidating manner,” she said.