A picture of a man’s parents has gone viral for being, well, everyone’s parents.
Earlier this month, Vishnu, a lawyer from India, tweeted the pic of his parents sitting at the kitchen table packed and ready to head to the airport hours before their flight was scheduled.
“My parents at 10.33am for a flight at 3.10pm” was the deadpan caption.
My parents at 10:33 a.m. for a flight at 3:10 p.m. pic.twitter.com/SW3Q6gMNjC
— *Vishnu* (@vishnu_somebody) September 2, 2018
It clearly struck a chord, with the tweet attracting more than 900 comments, 15,000 retweets and 43,000 likes.
While some tweeters told of their unsurprise due to Indian traffic, many more chimed in on how their parents, regardless of geography, were exactly the same.
Pic reminded me of my parents ..my dad will be in railways station atleast 2 hrs before departure ..every time !
— Imthiaz (@livingondedge) September 2, 2018
Very similar in my house…. everything is ready one day before
— D Prasanth Nair (@DPrasanthNair) September 2, 2018
You’ve not met Nigerian parents. They are already at the airport by 8a.m for a 3p.m flight.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) September 3, 2018
The world is at least united by one thing…
Parents! Packed and ready Hours before a flight!#FlyingParents
— Vijaya Moorthy (@vmoorthynow) September 3, 2018
My mum is making me and my brother pack for uni a week early so we ‘have time if we forgot anything’.
— becky (@loopdedaude) September 3, 2018
This was my parents for every trip in my childhood…until that trip to Disney World in the 10th grade when my dad forgot to pack my mom’s suitcase in the car & we got to Disney w/ no clothes for my mom! 🛬 😱 She got a whole new Disney Wardrobe thanks to the hotel gift shop!👸🏼
— 🌊NotMyPresident🌊 (@Chris6375) September 3, 2018
Egyptians pack a month before
— ⲣⲁⲙⲍⲓ (@womaninmedicine) September 4, 2018
This is all our parents 😂
— Anushri jain (@NobodysDamsel) September 3, 2018
This would be my parents when the flight is in 24 hours time
— ALFALFA (@k_korleyy) September 5, 2018
If @justmechl0e and I didn’t have our suitcases FULLY PACKED AND READY TO GO BY THE FRONT DOOR the night before then “you aren’t going.”
— Kaytlin Kent (@KaytlinKent) September 3, 2018