Growing old doesn’t mean growing up –– that’s why we have adult coloring books and adult portions of chicken fingers at restaurants. Which, by the way, are both fantastic ways to spend an afternoon.
These grandpas just proved to us that life is like fine wine and cheese—it just gets better with age. If you’re worried about growing old and becoming a grandparent, these grandpas are here to prove you wrong. The best part of your life is just starting.
This Low Rider Is Bumpin’ Sinatra The Entire Way
This grandpa has heard of all of our fancy car accessories and modifications and decided that none of them really express what he wants them too. He wanted his ride tricked the heck out and he’s going to have it that way.
This grandpa saw his lawnmower engine, armchair, and old TV and saw the future. What more could you want from a vehicle? He doesn’t need it low, the chrome rims, or the sound system as long as he’s got his footrest and the open road. Does this thing have a sport-mode?
Honey, Let Me Weigh In On The Issue
Maybe one of the best parts of becoming a grandpa is having a life-partner that you can play pranks on for decades. You just can’t do that stuff when you’re dating, but a wife will put up with it. You know what they say, behind every great grandfather is an even greater grandmother.
Reddit user @terex232’s grandparents have a relationship we’re all jealous of. They write that their grandmother “kept getting on and off the scale confused, and this went on for 7 minutes.”
The Final Boss You Must Fight To Rule Them All
After you beat every other dungeon master and low-level monsters in your grandson’s video game, you must go on to face your ultimate nemesis. We always learn something from these creatures of the darkness. Sometimes it’s the value of empathy, but this time it might be a recipe for homemade pasta sauce.
This grandpa must be the coolest babysitter ever. His commitment to the craft and your quest is what makes him so cool. Be careful though, one head tells lies and the other truths. If you listen to the lying one, your pasta sauce will come out inedible and vinegary.
Grandpa Didn’t Want To Do Paint Night
Case and point, don’t drag people to events they don’t want to go to. We stand with this grandpa who didn’t want to go to the dumb paint night with his wife and daughters so he decided to express his dissent in his art. Viva la revolution.
We love how he saw the example flower, painted his own tiny version at the top, then proceeded to spend the rest of the class working on the giant “NO!” He calls it the “Denial in Floral” and a millennial just bought it for $3,000 at a modern art auction.
This Grandpa Went Medieval On Us All
They say you’re not supposed to wear white to weddings so you don’t draw attention away from the bride. But what if the couple is throwing a medieval-themed wedding and you missed the Renaissance Fair this year and you really want to debut your jousting costume? We’ll definitely make an exception for this grandpa.
A Reddit user writes that their “friend had a medieval-themed wedding and her grandpa showed up like this.” Now if he wasn’t voted best-dressed at the wedding then it was totally rigged.
What Are Those? These Are Fashion, Baby
Fashion is timeless. So, the people that have a good eye for it are timeless as well. Take this grandpa for instance who knows some fly kicks when he sees them.
Reddit user @errvin writes that their “Grandpa said he liked my shoes and asked if he could try them on.” Grandpa’s about to be trying on your car, your apartment, and your friend group soon. Before you know it, this grandpa is going to be replacing you in all your close circles and getting your girlfriend to cook him meals. He’s just that much cooler than all of us.
Go, Speed Racer, Go!
You’re never too old to eat dust…or too young for that matter. This grandfather hit the streets during a marathon to teach these kids exactly what it means to lose to a legend. This guy is out here reminding us that we should stretch and take our vitamins if we want to even get close to being as cool as he is.
Fifty isn’t even old but he’s here to prove to all the twenty-somethings on the course that they’re in pathetic shape for their age. This man just inspired us to cut gluten and start doing sit-ups.
Princess Leiarnold And R2Dyso
You’re about to witness the greatest Star Wars cosplayer of all time — the knock-off version of Princess Leia and R2D2: “Princess Leiarnold and R2Dyson.” This costume is absolutely perfect and definitely blows any attempts at Halloween costumes from anyone else out of the water.
Are you glad it’s not the Jabba the Hutt costume? Well, you shouldn’t be. Honestly, he could pull that off as well and we’d pay to see it. We’re all patiently waiting for “C3POwerWasher.”
Grandpa Said “No Thank You, I’ll Hover”
Here’s a valuable life lesson we should all know by now: if someone comes on the bus and you think they want to may want to sit in the accessible seating, don’t assume they do. Just get up and move since you probably shouldn’t be sitting there anyway.
Reddit user @b_flex14 encountered someone born and raised under a rock when “someone offered my grandpa a preferred seat for elderly people on the subway and he did this.” This iconic grandpa definitely showed them that they probably need the seat more than him.
This Ladies Man
There’s no age limit to having game and this grandpa proves it. When Reddit user @submat3r’s grandfather moved into a nursing home he made it very clear who was running things in the joint. This ladies man definitely has still got it and we could all learn a thing or two.
Just look at how happy this grandfather is surrounded by these beautiful women. He’s definitely not putting the “tired” in retirement since he’s staying up all night long knitting tea cozies with these ladies.
You’ve Heard Of Batman And Batdad, But Get Ready For Batgrandpa
There’s something super inside of us all, the cape just helps show it. This grandpa proved this when he busted out the Batman sunnies and took the town’s crime into his own hands. His mission? Make sure every motorist is wearing eye protection against UVA and UVB ultraviolet rays.
Reddit user AfrikaPanther writes that they “found batman glasses and forgot that I left them in my Grandpa’s car. He sent me this picture.” This stylin’ grandfather looks great in the shades and the town looks great in peace.
After A Long Day, The Grandpas Will Play
Whoever said babysitting had to be boring and stressful? Well actually, sometimes it is. Though, after a long day of cleaning up your grandkids’ messes, playing with them, making them food, and keeping their fingers away from electrical outlets, you’re probably stressed and deserving of a fun time. Grandkids are always there to provide that.
This adorable moment between grandkids and their grandpa is the perfect example of a babysitting day gone perfectly right. Laughing with your adorable grandkids and not taking life too seriously is definitely a perk of aging.
This Sign May Be TMI But It’s Perfect
This grandpa is obviously fed up with people freaking out when he didn’t answer the doorbell immediately. Honestly, we can all relate to this feeling since nowadays when someone comes over, they tend to ring the doorbell, text you, and call you before staring through your window.
They should sell these signs at Home Depot because this man is preaching the truth. Sure, the person on the other side may be shocked since you might not look like an “old retired first sergeant” but at least they won’t knock louder than Luther and his theses.
It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere
Happy hour stops for no man who’s dedicated enough…even if his new liver replacement doesn’t think it’s a good idea. This grandfather decided to merge his love of health, cocktails, and kittens in one great move.
User @11CNM on Reddit writes that their “grandfather just informed me that he has a ‘cocktail hour; every day with his cat where they each have a glass of milk at that the table.” Honestly, that’s just epic. You can even get a bit of a headrush from all that calcium.
Sometimes You Wear The Dentures, Other Times Your Dog Does
Life has its ups and downs at any age. The important thing is learning from the bad moments but not letting them ruin your outlook on life. So when your dog decides he’s had enough of his own teeth and decides to steal your pearly white dentures for his own, you can wallow in sorrow or take a photo just like this grandpa did.
These might not be a good fit for the dog’s mouth — he should probably see a dentist and get them professionally molded. In the meantime, we have this grandpa to thank for this image of regret.
A Good Sense Of Humor Never Retires
We all have that one fun grandparent. You know the one. He drinks Busch with the nephews at family events and will always bring up a bad haircut your aunt got eight years ago. Well, here he is and he loves a good comedy show.
The user @Burritopalace on Reddit writes that their “87-year-old grandpa watches Impractical Jokers every single day. When he wants to watch it, he asks us to put on ‘The Boys.'” We love that this grandpa refers to the cast of Impractical Jokers as his best friends.
It’s Just Impressive He Lived Through This At All
Some grandpas just have this incredible “you can’t hurt me” energy that just radiates off them and gives them undeniable self-confidence that we’re all jealous of. It’s the reason why you see really old guys driving massive Buicks and parking terribly. They just know they’re invincible.
Reddit user WalkerFLRanger’s grandfather is like that since he writes that he “won his first staring contest today.” The invincible grandpa energy supplied him with the confidence that it wasn’t his last either. But, why does this bear look like it’s asking if this seat is taken?
He Didn’t Quit Smoking…Or He Just Forgot These Were There
We all love a good family mystery. Reddit user @LaunchOurRocket’s family had one of their own. They wrote that “before he died in 1989, my grandfather claimed he quit smoking. Today I found this.”
This is some top-secret prison or FBI smoking intel. He knew that some rat was tailing his activities so the only way to hide his habit was in a romance novel. It’s a clever trick that most of us wouldn’t think of. Probably because it takes a lot of work to hollow out our Kindles.
This Grandpa Really Out Here Roasting These Millenials
This grandpa basically embodies the classic feeling that millennials have it so good these days. When @Minimadenist and their grandfather went to a museum they staged this little skit where the grandfather said: “Sorry Millennial, you have to walk to the next one.”
This grandpa is truly winning and proving that internet humor is for everybody no matter the age. You can practically hear him quoting Facebook forums and saying “back in my day you had to walk to the next picture instead of swiping or scrolling.”
Terry Didn’t Get Humble With Age
We all have nicknames that we earn throughout our lives. Most of us will never do anything so notable that we get “the Great” tacked onto the end. Meet Terry, the greatest man ever.
Reddit user @hil0916 writes that their “grandpa gives out this business card to anyone he meets.” His place of business is unclear, but next time you need a miracle you’ll be sure to call him by yelling into the wind holding a bottle of Jameson as an offering. This legendary grandpa will come running.