A Father Unleashes “Superdad Powers” to Stop a Flying Baseball Bat From Hitting the Son’s Head

Family & kids
8 months ago

Parenting often reveals hidden superpowers, ones you didn’t even know you possessed until the moment demands their use. Shaun Cunningham’s heroic display of “Dad-mode” during a baseball game is a testament to this phenomenon.

Eight-year-old Landon, eagerly watching his favorite team, was taking photos with his camera when an unexpected rogue baseball bat hurtled dangerously toward him in the stands.

His father, Shaun, recounted, “I didn’t have a lot of time to think. Once I realized it was headed for my son, I just did anything I could to block it and deflect it.”

What’s truly remarkable is the visible contrast: Landon’s father fearlessly moved towards it as others in the crowd scrambled to evade the incoming danger. This moment encapsulates the essence of fatherhood — a poignant image of unwavering paternal protection that has touched hearts across the internet since it unfolded in 2016.

For a long time to come, Landon will have more than just a baseball game to boast about to his friends.

Landon summed it up, saying, "My first baseball game was amazing.’’

While sweet stories about moms abound, let’s not forget about the dads. Luckily for us, there are tons of stories similar to Shaun and Landon’s. To celebrate the greatness of fathers, we’ve gathered some sweet and humorous tales about the remarkable men who proudly bear this title.

Preview photo credit Hornerfoto1 / Twitter

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