Man baffled by dad’s incredibly dark message in card for 33rd birthday

Mac Thompson was left completely baffled when he opened his birthday card from dad Dennis, only to discover a hilariously dark message

Mac recently celebrated his 33rd birthday

Birthdays can be a tricky subject for some people – particularly for those deem themselves to be on the ‘wrong’ side of 30.

(Spoiler alert: There is no wrong side of 30.)

Nevertheless, the concept of growing yet another year older can be daunting for some people, but fortunately, most of us have people around us who will always keep us grounded and remind us that you’re only as young as you feel.

Luckily, one bloke – who recently celebrated his 33rd birthday – had the support of his loving dad, to remind him that while 33 isn’t necessarily a ‘special’ birthday, it marks a slightly lesser known milestone.

He couldn’t believe the hilariously dark message from his dad


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Mac Thompson was left in stitches when he received the hilariously dark handwritten message from his dad, Dennis Thompson, on the inside of his birthday card, alongside the air fryer he received as a gift.

Instead of his usual ‘From Dad’ message, the 65-year-old teacher reminisced about becoming a father at the same age.

But, in addition to the sweet message, Dennis also included an “out of the blue” morbid note, which read: “Jesus was 33 when he was crucified. Enjoy your day! Love Dad.”

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Mac from Boynton Beach, Florida, USA, who received the card last Friday, said: “My first through was ‘What the f*** LOL’ Like I didn’t really expect him to include that part about Jesus considering we’re not particularly religious.

“I think he was just reminding me of the fact 33 was a big milestone for him personally. He grew up going to Catholic school so maybe that random piece of information stuck with him.”

After sharing the surprise message on social media, Mac’s post went viral and he was inundated with comments from amused followers.

“Mostly everyone has been commenting on how everyone’s dad has the same handwriting,” Mac explained.

“My plans for 33 are to not to die from Covid-19 and to try and eat healthier with help from my new air fryer from dad.”

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