But sometimes that airport pickup is a real pain – and a few of these loved ones are willing to show it. For others, you can tell their sick sense of humor was the reason they agreed to the task in the first place.
The 60 people ahead were greeted with some seriously creative signs – a few of them endearing and others downright humiliating. In fact, we might just head back towards the plane if we were some of these folks.
We’re honestly surprised these friends and family members weren’t too embarrassed to hold up a few of these.
What would you do if you saw someone you know walking towards you with one of these signs at the airport?
1. Prison party
It turns out she was simply on a trip, but she’s certainly going to be getting some side-eye at their airport when she sees her family.
That’s not quite the welcome we’d want.
2. Unwelcome party
A Redditor saw this man at an airport in Australia and couldn’t help but snag a photo.
Looks like someone did a little snooping while their partner was gone. And if we were them, we might consider finding the nearest flight right back out of there.
3. Who’s your daddy?
Looks like her mom found a good way to help him recognize her!
We just love this sweet story.
4. Nice beard
He was sporting an amazing beard so chances are everyone else knew it was a joke. But would you be able to keep yourself from staring just to see his reaction?
5. Welcome to Margaritaville
We agree that he seems like the best dad ever.
What a way to be welcomed home!
6. Brad’s brigade
It turns out he wasn’t even expecting an airport pickup, they just found out what flight he was on and decided to surprise him.
We bet he was surprised all right!
7. Try not to smile
In her post, she explained:
“I’ve learned there are 2 types of people in the world: those that laughed and those that tried desperately not to smile 😂😂😂 This is what happens when I pick people up from the airport! I should use this to determine who I’ll be friends with from now on.”
We totally agree!
8. Sinister sister
This is how one man’s sister picked him up from the airport in London.
No word on how the ride home went.
9. THAT friend
Would you be looking for a new airport pickup after seeing this one?
Or do you just go with the online hookup implications?
10. Dad jokes
But never fear if you have a dad like this one. He’ll make sure you find your way home ok – that is, if you don’t die of embarrassment first.
11. Baby momma
We don’t know if that’s his girlfriend or if she’s even pregnant, but it’s safe to say he’s going to blush a little when everyone looks at him like he’s shirking his pre-parental duties.
12. Missed connection
We’re not sure who they’re picking up but it’s safe to say that anyone who saw the sign was confused and a bit freaked out for at least a second.
Imagine taking a long-haul flight, being exhausted, and thinking you somehow ended up on the wrong side of the country!
13. Parole party
Had he been in prison? No.
Will people take a step away from him while they’re waiting at baggage claim? Probably.
14. Fertility announcement
“My Air Force brother-in-law is coming home for the birth of his son/my nephew. I’m picking him up from the airport.”
What an interesting way to be welcomed home!
15. Sassy siblings
We wonder if they’re going to find some loving parents or some mortified parents. Then again, most parents are used to being both!
16. Keep walking
Then again, we might just keep walking so no one thought we knew these folks.
17. It’s all subjective
You’ve got to be careful holding this one up at the airport before some egomaniac gets in your car.
But this Redditor explained:
“My best guy friend came to visit me with his boyfriend, so I made them a sign for when I picked them up at the airport.”
18. Picking up women
We really hope it’s the former. Although if he gets an offer, maybe he has found his soulmate.
19. Airport nerds
We’re pretty sure no one thought they had traveled to a mythical planet, but we have no doubt they confused more than one sleepy person who had just gotten off a plane.
20. Bra opa?
Luckily, the cute kid who made it will tell them all they need to know.
This grandson really knows how to welcome his grandparents home in the most mortifying way possible.
Then again, maybe they were at nudist camp – to each their own!
22. Sugar daddy
At least that’s a little classier than picking up any “loose women” at the airport.
23. Welcome, ally
But, for the recond, Scientologists really don’t believe they were descended from aliens – and they get pretty annoyed when you listen to the rumors that they do.
24. Welcoming the newlyweds
But that won’t stop people at the airport from giving them a few side-eye glances.
25. A little too much attention
Hopefully, security had a good sense of humor about this one!
26. 10-week surprise
According to the OP, the rest of the waiting crowd got a big kick out of this sign.
But we have to admit we laughed when we saw the back of that sign.
Jail is probably tough on cannibals.
28. 5th time’s a charm
We hope dad isn’t tired and cranky when he gets off that plane!
29. Say anything
And if you don’t get the reference, you need to get up-to-date on your John Cusack movies! Especially Say Anything!
30. Airport “proposal”
We just want to know if people feel bad when it looks like they say “no.”
31. Never leave us again, mom!
Looks like her family will be happy to see her.
We’re not sure how she’s going to feel when she sees this though.
32. Risky business
She reported that the stares she got were hilarious. But she probably just has a great sense of humor because people at the airport usually don’t!
33. Next level
This is some next-level airport embarrassment. We’re surprised anyone would even want to go dressed like this!
34. Mom Of the Year
Looks like mom is ready to turn the tables.
It’s pretty hilarious if you ask us.
35. Welcome home, bro
And if you did, they wanted to make sure they had a bigger one.
We can only imagine how we’d feel if someone took our worst photo and did this to us.
From the look of this granddaughter’s “Resting Beach Face” shirt, it appears this is about what you might expect if you ask her to pick you up from the airport.
37. Wanted sign
We hope this brother and sister-in-law got some revenge before they traveled home after the holidays.
This is why you don’t let people keep bad photos of you!
38. That takes some guts
That’s an interesting illustration as well!
Maybe no one will follow you into the bathroom after seeing this.
39. Go home
Then again, we’d definitely crack a smile if we saw this kid holding the sign.
40. That’s committment that melts in your mouth
But does that mean he gets a discount on Oompa Loompa costumes?