Funniest Airport Welcome Signs Ever
It’s an iconic situation which we’ve seen in countless movies: A person lands at an airport. They’ve had a long flight and now they’re finally home. They gingerly step into the arrivals hall, dazed, their legs cramped and backs sore, dragging along their luggage, and scan the hall for a friendly face.
Suddenly, there, their long-missed family stands with a big sign welcoming them back – and their fatigue falls away as they rush to the sign holders, a huge smile on their face…
But some families and friends are just born trolls, and can’t resist the chance to embarrass their loved ones with signs that totally defy all expectations. Click on to read some of the funniest, most cringe inducing signs to ever grace an airport’s arrivals hall.
You were off on a business trip to Latin America, and left your adoring husband behind. He, on his part, liked to joke that you would find a Latin lover on your trip – so when you finally returned home, he decided to take the joke further and assumed you’ve become pregnant from your fictional lover.
Well, even within the framework of this fictional tragedy, he still loves you, and is still committed – and is willing to write a sign to show that and hold it up at the airport for you!
This woman is clearly waiting to meet her military partner – and has chosen to use military lingo to let him know he has a lot of questions to answer to as soon as he gets home.
This is a wonderful way to show that she knows the language of the world he’s been living in, and also a playful way to make him realize that his work is far from over, even though he’s home.
We can generally agree that selfie sticks are pretty obnoxious. They were a cute trend for a while, but today, they’re items to be hidden away and used only in the privacy of one’s room.
So, when Britney found out Simon has a selfie stick secreted away somewhere in the house, it must have been quite a shock.
Not as much as a shock Simon must have experienced when he was publicly shamed by his girlfriend with a twisted sense of humor, though!
Well, it takes all sorts, we guess. And while we’re sure this couple is actually loving and respectful of each other, their little joke of him being her sugar daddy probably confused quite a few people.
It’s a little awkward – especially considering they asked someone to take a photo of them – but ultimately, it’s quite cute.
Kaden sounds like a pretty independent baby, all in all – both able to write a perfectly worded sign and to take care of his mother! No, we’re pretty sure it’s Mommy who wrote it – which doesn’t make it any less adorable.
Whoever Daddy is, he sounds like a pretty lucky man, in a very loving relationship.
Matt may have spent a long time away from home, but he thought he was pretty up to date about family matters. Well, he was in for a pretty big shock when his two brothers greeted him at the airport.
Still, if this was news they’ve been putting off telling him for some reason, there’s no better way to break them than to write them on a huge sign which he’ll see as soon as he lands.
It’s like a band aid – you just have to rip it off!
When this guy’s sister asked him to go pick up her partner from the airport, she probably expected him to be nice, welcoming and accommodating.
What she definitely didn’t expect was for him to try to embarrass her baby’s father with a highly misconstrued sign.
But then again, that’s what you get when you send a brother out to do sister’s job.
Really, though, we guess they’re really good friends – otherwise, this kind of joke wouldn’t really fly, would it?
You’ve made it. You’re finally home after a long, long time on the West Coast, and can’t wait to see your family – when your little brat of a brother greets you holding this sign.
Well, what can we say?
“Go Back 2 Cali Jody, We Hate You” is probably a great reminder in why you left for Cali in the first place!
Seriously though, we think this sign is an indication of true friendship and love between siblings – otherwise, it wouldn’t be funny at all!
You just got off of your long, 12-hour flight. You’re tired and sore, and all you want to do is take a shower and go to sleep.
So when your parents wait for you holding up a huge sign of your face, with the most embarrassing expression imaginable plastered on it, and another sign letting everyone know what your embarrassing pet name is – well, that kind of greeting is probably not high on your priority list.
Oh well – embarrassing parents will be embarrassing parents.
This sign seems pretty suspicious, especially if you don’t know what imodium is.
If you do know what it is, it quickly turns from being suspicious to hilariously embarrassing.
Imodium, you see is a brand of medicine that’s used to treat people with chronic diarrhea. Does Sarah suffer from chronic diarrhea? We doubt it. What she definitely does suffer from, though, is friends or family with a pretty vicious sense of humor.
You know, a lot of elderly couples go on vacation these days – so if you and your siblings happen to find yourselves without your parents at some point, going to the airport and holding up a sign saying you’re looking for new ones might not be a terrible idea.
We’re pretty sure these “orphanz” aren’t really bereft of parents, though. In fact, we’re pretty sure they have amazing parents, if their kids all come to greet them at the airport, even when they’re all clearly past 25.
You’ve just landed and are slowly making your way out of baggage claim. You’ve met a really nice girl on the flight, and you’re chatting with her all the way out to the arrivals hall. You’re just about to exchange numbers when, out of the corner of your eye, you spot your sister holding up a sign.
It is not, you realize, a good sign.
You try to casually walk the other way, avoiding eye contact as you do – but your sister has other plans.
Well, that’s one phone number you’re not getting.
Hey mom – did you enjoy your vacation?
That’s great! Now, we’re here to remind you that you’ve got a lot of work to do now that you’re back home, because basic things like laundry and hygiene are entirely your responsibility.
Okay, that may have been a bit harsh. The sign is pretty whimsical and cute, and the kids’ drawings are actually pretty impressive… unless their dad drew them? We’re pretty sure their dad was the one who added the P.S., at least.
No matter how old you are – when you’re with your parents, you feel like a kid again.
This stalwart son has taken this line of reasoning to its logical end, and decided to wait for his parents in a onesie – and proclaim the cereal deficit from which he apparently suffers. Mom, dad, this boy needs his sugary start to the day – and cereal ain’t going to buy itself. The fact that he’s over 30 and decided to tell you about this in a very public place is entirely beside the point.
Military service demands real sacrifices from the men and women in uniform who protect the nation. One such sacrifice is not being able to be there when your wife goes into labor or to see your baby as soon as he or she is born.
Getting to meet your baby for the first time is likely a highly emotional moment, and sweet little Harper truly does look adorable – and with that big sign explaining the situation to everyone nearby, it must have been a really teary-eyed first meeting between not only father and daughter, but for passers-by as well.
When you’re away and your partner misses you so much, it can be nice to come back to a sign.
But when you get back home to discover your couch is ruined it can be a pretty big bummer, despite the sign.
This thoughtful partner, however, is two steps ahead of us. They made a sign which, we assume, was a really nice gesture to receive – and rolled up in all that sugar was the bitter bit of information about the couch. Smart.
In 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader reveals to the young Luke Skywalker that he is his father. The revelation stunned audiences and helped cement Star Wars‘ place in film history. But, as Yoda said, there is another Skywalker – and we’re not talking about Princess Leia. Apparently, this Rebecca person is also a daughter of the Sith Lord – or, you know, of an extremely geeky dad.
It’s always nice when your kids wait for you at the airport and greet you as soon as you land. If they make a sign – well, that’s even more heartwarming.
But when the sign is made out of what looks like a giant roll of toilet paper, and when it carries an ominous message like “Only We Would Do This”… well. That may be cause for concern.
Not to mention, this sign has definitely not been proofread.
Take a moment – do you see any words repeating themselves? You’ll see it when you see it.
“Tom, Will U Marry Me?”
Is this a romantic gesture – or just a friend trying to embarrass Tom in a very public space?
Going by the way the sign holder is dressed – shorts, flip flops and a grey t-shirt, we’re going to assume the latter. We mean, if this was a real marriage proposal, we’d expect him to dress up a bit more, right?
You know, it’s not just families and friends that hold up signs at airports. It’s also drivers sent out to pick guests up. And that situation of scanning the crowd, looking for a sign carrying your name, held by a stranger, can be pretty intense.
So this guy, who has come to the airport with a play on that, probably made quite a few people smile.
We do hope he was really there to pick up someone he knew and wasn’t actually trying to pick girls up straight after a flight, though!
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