Blake Wilson is an Atlanta resident and father of four whose “BatDad” Vine videos have made him an internet sensation. A compilation of his Vine clips on YouTube racked up more than 4 million hits within three days after it was uploaded.
“BatDad” gave his backstory in an interview with BuzzFeed: “[M]y wife and I were shopping for a child’s birthday party [and] I saw that Batman mask and put it on just playing around. I ended up buying it and when we got in the minivan I put it on and told my wife, ‘I’m BatDad.’ I made that first vine about driving a minivan with the mask on and we just cracked up. It was so fun I just kept making them.”
“When I first got Vine i tried doing the typical ‘try to be funny’ stuff, and it actually drove my family kinda nuts,” Wilson adds. “I decided to stop doing that and just have fun with them by doing this BatDad stuff. My wife thinks its hilarious and my kids sometimes do (depending on their moods).”
Follow BatDad’s adventures in parenting on Vine and Twitter @BatDadVine.