Here's a new trend that's proving once again that if you want to find that perfect intersection between wacky and adorable, you need only to look towards Japan.
We're not really sure how or why this got started, but Japanese photographer Yuki Aoyama has come out with a series of photos of dads jumping next to their daughters. The series has been published in a book whose title roughly translates to "Daughter and Salaryman."
The term "salaryman" is used in Japan to refer to someone whose income is salary-based, primarily office and corporate workers. After WWII it was seen as a gateway to the stability of middle-class life, but now often means someone who has very little upward mobility or prestige and is basically an office drone.
Yuki created this series to show that the humble salaryman can still find joy through his children and also to put them in a triumphant, jumping position to glorify them as the unsung heroes she sees them as.
"Tough Guy" Dad (we know you're really a teddy bear)
Fiesta Dad, Ole!
"High Five, Brah" Dad
Dad Jumping With An Invisible Friend
You can check out more of Yuki's photography here.