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Spokane Craigslist ad seeks 'generic father figure for backyard BBQ'

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Can this be for real? The answer is yes. 

A Spokane Craigslist advertisement is getting a lot of attention ahead of Father's Day weekend. 

A group of guys in their twenties posted that they are throwing a backyard BBQ, and are on a mission to find themselves a father figure for their party. 

KHQ talked to the man behind the ad who says he's looking for a dad in the area because his and his roommates' dads aren't around.

Dane Anderson and the boys are ready for summer and to eat from the grill...but want a little extra help.

"We just thought it would be a little better because we don't really live with our fathers," said Dane.

Their ad reads, "...while most of us know how to operate a grill, none of us are prepared to fill the role of 'BBQ Dad.'"

The party will take place June 17th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

What does a "BBQ Dad" do, exactly?

Duties include:

  • Grilling hamburgers and hot dogs (whilst drinking beer, of course)
  • Bringing your own grill (subject to change, but meat will be provided by party planners)
  • Referring to attendees as Big Guy, Chief, Sport, Champ, etc.
  • Talk about dad things like lawnmowers, building your own deck, Jimmy Buffet, etc.

The perfect candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of 18 years experience as a father
  • A minimum of 10 years grilling experience
  • An appreciation of cold beer on a hot summer day

*Bonus points if your name is Bill, Randy or Dave. 

Dane says they've already been getting some dads emailing them.

"His name is Jerry but he said we can call him Dave or Bill," Dane said. "There was one guy Stan who sent us a message but then he stopped replying."

We couldn't help but try to see if dads would be cool doing this, so we sent KHQ's Andrea Olson out to walk around with Dane's ad from Craigslist to look for interested dads. As for the dad in the included photo, they found it in a Google search from a site called thelittlehoneybee,com.   

With forty people coming to this backyard party, Dane says he might step up his game to try and get three dads.  

 But for now? He's just looking for a good time.

"We're just looking for a dad to come and crack a cold one with the boys," says Dane.

Dane says they won't be able to pay their "BBQ Dad" in cash, but they will be providing him with all of the food and cold beer that his heart desires. 

If you know a dad who wants to submit his application, here is the link to the ad: https://spokane.craigslist.org/evg/6144589384.html 

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