That Moment When You Realize That Your Parents Were Cooler Than You (80 Pics)

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If you’re one of those people who can’t help but feel nostalgic about the times past, then these photos will be right up your alley. Because here we have vintage shots of parents who were absolute badasses in their youth.

Internauts from all over the world are sharing the finds from their family albums depicting their parents doing the stuff of movies and looking cool AF while at it.

Maybe there are even cooler shots laying in your family’s old photo albums? Don’t hesitate to share those in the comments!

#1 My Mother When She Was A Tank Instructor In 1984

That Moment When You Realize That Your Parents Were Cooler Than You (80 Pics)

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#2 My Mother Skateboarding Barefoot In California In 1974

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#3 Late 1960’s, My Dad

That Moment When You Realize That Your Parents Were Cooler Than You (80 Pics)

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#4 My Dad Sculpting A Bust Of My Mom 1980s

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#5 My Mom At 16 Yrs Old With Her Camaro In 1975

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#6 A Friend Of My Father’s, Telling Off A Klan Member. Auburn AL, 1985

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#7 My Dad Being Infinitely Cooler Than I’ll Ever Be (1980)

That Moment When You Realize That Your Parents Were Cooler Than You (80 Pics)

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#8 My Dad, Taken For Surfer Magazine. Peru, 1977

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#9 My Dad Skateboarding At Hyde School 1982. I Think He Was Cooler Than Me

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#10 My Dad Wasn’t Famous, But His Moves Were Pretty Cool (1977)

That Moment When You Realize That Your Parents Were Cooler Than You (80 Pics)

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#11 I Found A Photo Of My Dad Cooking A Barbecue On Top Of A Moving Submarine

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#12 My Dad’s First Car, A 1939 Ford. He Bought It With His Own Money That He Earned Farming (And Drove It Daily). He Was 11 When He Bought It, So This Photo Was Taken In 1948

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#13 My Mom In Moscow 1975. From All The Stories She’s Told Me About Her Travels, I Wouldn’t Be Surprised If She Was A Spy

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#14 My Dad In Saudi Arabia In The 70’s Working As A US Military Contractor Diving In The Red Sea

That Moment When You Realize That Your Parents Were Cooler Than You (80 Pics)

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#15 48 Beers And A Unicycle. My Dad In The Early 80s

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#16 My Dad In The 70’s Doing What He Loves. Father To 4 Boys. More Man Than Myth Or Legend

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#17 My Mom When She Lived In Alaska With Her Husky Puppy, Okie

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#18 My Moms Selfie Before It Was Cool (1989)

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#19 My Mom And Dad On Their Wedding Day – 1980

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#20 My Dad Teaching Math In Southern California (Late 70’s/Early 80’s)

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#21 My Mom Skating With A Broken Wrist In The Late 70’s

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#22 So I Was Going Through Some Old Photos And I Found This. My Dad Holding Magic Johnson And Looking Incredibly Bad-Ass While Doing It

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#23 My Dad In Alaska, Circa 1980. I Hope To Be Half The Man He Is One Day

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#24 Mom Wasn’t The Pilot, But She Was A Tech On The F-4 Phantom Back In The 80’s

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#25 My Mom Winning The Pie Eating Contest By Beating All The Boys, 1950

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#26 My Dad In France Is The ’70s (Ryan Gosling Might Need A Paternity Test)

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#27 My Mom Working At Nasa, 1974

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#28 Me Looking Up To My Fighter Pilot Dad In The Late 1980’s

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#29 My Father In 1982. When I Asked Him What He Was Doing In This Photo, He Said, “Shooting An Album Cover. Duh”

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#30 My Dad And His Cousins, Back In The Day. I Don’t Think The Cool Gene Was Passed Down To Me

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#31 Mom’s ‘Garden’ 1980’s

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#32 My Mother And Father Being Young And Awesome On Santorini Island, Greece, 1985. I Was Conceived There

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#33 My Dad And Uncle At Their Joint Wedding, 1970’s

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#34 My Cool AF Dad At 19 (1973)

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#35 Dad In 1969. I’d Love To Know How This Happened

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#36 When My Dad Was 16, He Entered His Name In A Drawing, For What He Thought Was A Sports Jacket, At A Local Shoe Store. The Drawing Was Actually For A 1967 Shelby GT500. He Won

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#37 My Friend’s Dad Trained Seals In The Navy. This Was What His Everyday Job Looked Like

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#38 My Mom Thinks She Is So Hardcore In Her Fleetwood Mac Tank Top At Age 18, 1982

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#39 My Mom Circa 1986

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#40 My Girlfriend’s Dad After Flipping His ’73 Mustang On The Highway

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#41 My Mom Being Infinitely Cooler Than I’ll Ever Be… Without A Saddle (Late 70s)

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#42 My Dear Mom In The 70s With Her German Shepard And Manta

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#43 My Dad And His Pet Monkey In Vietnam, 1966

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#44 My Dad At Marching Band Practice, 1985

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#45 My Mom Bought A New ’63 Corvette On Her Own At Age 20. She Owned Her Own Hair Salon In Midland, Tx

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#46 My Mom Looking For Her Prom Date 1969

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#47 My Dad When He Was 17 In A Small Village In The Netherlands, 1981. He’d Meet My Mom A Year Later

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#48 My Dad Was A Legit Ski Instructor In The 1970’s

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#49 My Father Got Drunk With Some Friends And Caught A Record Breaking Tuna In Newfoundland, 1972

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#50 Apparently My Dad Used To Ride 3 Wheeled Unicycles In Parades

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#51 My Bad-Ass Mom In 1979

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#52 My Dad, The Fbi Agent, At A Bahamas Airport, Late 1960s

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#53 My Dad Giving A Thirsty Bear Some Soda Sometime In The 50’s

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#54 Found This In An Old Shoe Box At My Dad’s. It’s My Parents, 1990

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#55 My Dad In Hawaii, Late 1970’s

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#56 My Dad In Northern Montana, 1989

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#57 Here Is A Bad Ass Picture Of My Dad From The 80’s. Gatorade In The Can Doing A Control Burn. He’s The Shit And My Hero. My Grandfather Was A Firefighter Too Rip. The Real Heroes Are Firefighters, Cops And All Military!

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#58 Came Across This Photo Of My Dad In The 70’s With His Mustang And I Had To Share It

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#59 My Dad And His Fox Patricia (1987)

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#60 My Dad Claims That’s “Oregano” Above My Mom. 1978’ish

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#61 My Dad And His Firebird In The 80s

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#62 My Dad In 1971

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#63 My Dad When He Was A Surfer Dude Sleeping On The Beach For 3 Weeks With Only A Sleeping Bag, Somewhere In The Southern Europe, 1989

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#64 My Dad Squaring Off With A Cheetah, 1979

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#65 My Dad The Undercover Cop In The 1970’s

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#66 My Mom Lounging On A Car (1980’s)

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#67 Mom In The 80s

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#68 My Dad In His 20s

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#69 My Cool Mom With Her Firebird. Sometime Around Early 80’s

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#70 My Mother At The Weiser, Idaho Fiddle Festival, 1973

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#71 My Dad, Kicking Back With A Cup Of Coffee, 1988

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#72 My Mom When Se Was 20 At The End Of 60’s

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#73 My Mother, 1968

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#74 My Dad Shortly After Arriving To Australia From Vietnam In The 80s

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#75 My Dad Back In The 1980’s Definitely Not In The Us Military

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#76 Dad In ’80s, Italy

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#77 My Step-Dad Is Convinced He Was The Coolest Guy In The 80’s

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#78 I Just Found This Photo Of My Dad In The 80’s. Apparently He Was Quite The Ladies Man

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#79 My Dad Refused To Take Off His Shades During Wedding Ceremony (1978)

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#80 My Parents In 1977

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