There's something about reaching a certain age and being the patriarch of a family that lends itself to a complete and total lack of fucks. Which is why we can often count on grandpas to crack us up, intentionally or otherwise. As long as no one brings up politics.
A Redditor shared a screenshot yesterday of a text convo between a grandpa and a family member informing him of his grandson's birth with a VERY cute photo. And this grandpa's response is just soooooooo grandpa, that it went viral.
"Ok" wrote Grandpa. Without even a single exclamation point!!!!!!! As an exclamation point-addicted millennial, this burn scorches me down to my very soul.
BUT to be fair, grandparents aren't known for their mastery of technological devices. My grandma still thinks Facebook is a book and the internet is something I made up to seem like I have a job. So the fact that this grandpa can text at all is pretty gosh darn impressive. And maybe that "ok" came from a place of extreme joy that he didn't know how to express via text, because he's a grandpa. He's probably never even HEARD OF an emoji.