Proud Dad Is Gaining A Massive Following For The Most Heartwarming Reasons

By Ruby M

Summer Clayton (or Proud Dad, as he’s more famously known on Tik Tok) has amassed over 2.5 million followers on the social media platform for being a super proud dad that is widely adored and looked up to. Clayton invites his viewers to dinner (virtually, of course) and shares wholesome life advice, tidbits, and adoring fatherly praise, which followers have described as being “feel good” and much needed, especially to people who do not have a prominent father figure in their own lives offering such admiration and love. 

Each of his videos has gained at least two million views and hundreds (if not thousands) of likes and comments where TikTok users ask the man that many see as their virtual dad for advice, share their own life experiences, and express gratitude for his loving support and gentle guidance. 

Image courtesy of officialyourprouddad/ Instagram

People love him for his peaceful nature and the feeling of stability that he brings into their lives, even for just a few minutes at a time. Along with his delicious-looking homemade meals, loving and calm demeanor, and caring attitude, it’s no wonder that Summer Clayton has grown to be a part of the lives of so many – simply by sharing his videos that make so many people feel less alone.