This photo from a 2016 spring training game between the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates shows a father protecting his distracted son from an errant bat.
The son did have a pretty good excuse for why he wasn't paying attention to the action, however–he was sharing a photo he'd just taken of the game with his mother and sister.
"I didn't have a lot of time to think," Shaun Cunningham, the father, told NBC's "Today" show. "I just did anything I could to block it or deflect it."
This man has a black belt in dad skills.
Photo Credit: Christopher Horner/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review