Nothing seems to bring people on Facebook more joy than judging other people on their parenting skills and getting extremely irate about other people’s kiddies.
So respect to this legend among us, who created these little pieces of parent-judger-bait in the form of his own child photoshopped into dangerous situations.
One bloke posted these on Reddit with the caption, "I've been photoshopping my kid into marginally dangerous situations. Nothing unbelievable, but enough to make people think "Wait, did he..?"
And they are magnificent.
After the photos received attention, Reddit user ‘Steec’ revealed his true identity to Huh Magazine, as 32-year-old Stephen, from Dublin, explaining that the subject of his prank was his daughter Hannah, who had come out of hospital after receiving a bone transplant at the age of 10 months.
"She had a very rare immune disorder called HLH and spent 6 months of her first year in hospital, receiving chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, which is the only possible cure," explained Stephen. "Of 27 million worldwide donors, 3 were deemed suitable, and an anonymous German lady donated. Because we missed out on so much normal stuff of the first year, we take tons of photos now that we're able to do normal things out of isolation."
On Reddit, he has explained that he’s keen to use the exposure from these photos to raise awareness for becoming a bone marrow donor – so why don’t you read more here (UK, Ireland, US) – before continuing?
One user predicted exactly where these pics would end up:
While another asked Stephen if he’d had any people believe they were real yet. And, of course, the answer will not surprise you:
Others suggested that there could be a serious plot twist:
(Although sadly/not sadly, they’re definitely not real)
Someone else made this excellent joke:
(Or, PLOT TWIST #2, is it not a joke)
But it seems that Stephen was not the first to indulge in this sort of tomfoolery.
And what was ety3rd’s effort like?