Have you ever seen those signs that drivers hold up at airports when they are waiting to pick up their passengers? Well, on occasion, people have been known for turning those signs into a moment of laughter (and sometimes embarrassment) for the people they are waiting to pick up. We have compiled a list of the best ever welcome home signs that people have created for their family and friends at the airport. Some of these will make your heart melt while others will leave you giggling all day long. Bon voyage!
We want to know if these parents were embarrassed or happy to see their adult son in a onesie at the airport asking them to do his grocery shopping. Maybe what they say is true about kids getting too comfortable in their parent’s home.
We suggest that this young man go to the counter, buy a ticket and go on a little journey abroad to find some independence. But in all seriousness, this guy is pretty hilarious and we bet his parents think so too.
Leaving your kids for a long time is hard for most parents, however, based on this picture, this mom might wish she had stayed on vacation for a little longer. Imagine walking up to your family and being greeted with a sign saying, “we are out of underwear and we don’t even have any on.”
We would probably put our heads down and walk the other way. But we bet this mom wasn’t too upset and was probably happy just to see these little boys.
I’ll be there for you
Friends fans rejoice! You gotta give this guy points for being creative and taking one of the most hilarious moments from the hit sitcom and applying it to real life. Who could forget when Phoebe and Mike both change their names to, well let’s just say some less than appropriate names.
If you haven’t seen the show, you won’t get the reference but trust us, it’s funny. Whoever’s boyfriend this is, keep him and never let him go!
Well, that’s one way to say it
We all know that dogs are man’s best friend but sometimes they do things that leave us questioning if this is really the case. But they are just so cute that we have to let a lot of things slide.
We hope this dog owner wasn’t too angry when they came home only to see their comfy couch in tatters. But all could be forgiven if they were away from home for a while and just happy to be in the company of their loved ones and their puppies.
Don’t embarrass me!
We’ve heard of dad jokes but this is ridiculous. This Star Wars loving father clearly loves his daughter and went as far as embarrassing her in public. Just think of all the thought and planning that had to go into this oddly sweet gesture.
We can only what the expression on that girl’s face is under the blurriness. Rebecca, you have a cool dad. Don’t forget that when he won’t let you go out on dates.
We guess that these kids have done this before and their mom probably expects it by now. We wonder what other shenanigans they have gotten up to at home. We bet that this mother was thinking about what weird thing her kids were going to do the whole plane ride home.
However, we (we) don’t completely understand why they said ‘we’ twice. Maybe they meant that only they would have very terrible grammar.
Honesty is the best policy
We can tell that this guy is one overprotective brother and he does not have any sympathy for the father of his future niece or nephew. You can’t always gets smiles and hugs at the airport, sometimes you get mildly threatening signs like this one that reads, “guy who knocked up my sister.”
We are guessing that when the guy in question showed up, he turned around and walked right back onto that plane.
Too sweet for words
What an introduction! We can’t even imagine a husband being away from his wife while she gave birth but sadly, this is the case for many soldiers who don’t get to meet their kids until they return home from overseas.
We wish we could have seen the look on this father’s face when he arrived at the airport and held his daughter for the first time. Some moments are just priceless to put into words.
Picasso in the making
Who needs a sign when you have an adorable face like that? We don’t exactly know who this little girl is welcoming home since we can’t read it but it’s the thought that counts right?
Even if her sign did not come out the way she wanted it to, this cutie looks proud to be holding up her masterpiece and waiting to welcome whoever it is she’s there for, home. Who knows, maybe she’ll grow up to be an artist or a writer.
This guy knows how to make people laugh. We bet there is a lot of sibling rivalry between this guy and his sister who he clearly thought would not make it through her trip abroad.
“Oh great, you somehow survived,” isn’t the most welcoming or encouraging message but at least she arrived home safely to read it. However, it’s all in good fun as the sister seems to be able to take a joke even if it’s at her expense.
We’re not really sure how to feel about this one. Although we think it is cute that these kids put in the time and effort to welcome their mom home from a trip, (and presumably not from prison since their standing in an airport) we might have suggested that they come up with another joke that didn’t embarrass her quite as much.
We hope that this mom could take the joke and didn’t totally freak out in front of her family.
It’s your turn
Little baby Kaden looks overjoyed to be reuniting with his dad after a long time away. And mommy seems happy too. Now that he is home, this dad can expect to do a lot of diaper changes to make up for all of the time that he missed.
But we’re sure he won’t mind since he gets to spend time with his son who is just to cutest baby. At least the woman who made this sign will get a couple days off from her mom duties.
No more favors
Most people get excited at the thought of picking their loved one up at the airport after not seeing them for so long. We’re guessing that this girl’s sister takes a lot of trips and she gets stuck picking her every time.
The airport must be really far away from their house because this sign maker doesn’t look too happy about driving their so frequently. How many welcome homes signs has this girl written that she got so frustrated that it came to this?
All I want for Christmas…
Is you! These two do not look very excited that their family made this giant sign complete with embarrassing pictures of them for all of the airport (and now the internet) to see. No wonder so many people hate coming home for the holidays.
But we bet these kids aren’t too mad at their parents and their family seems like they know how to laugh and have a good time. We can only imagine the jokes that were told at their Christmas dinner.
This sign could not have been made by anyone besides an annoying older brother. Ever hear the saying, ‘distance makes the heart grow fonder’? Not for this guy!
He clearly enjoyed all the attention he was getting from his family with his sister away in California. But we know that deep, deep down, he loves his sister and wants the best for her just like every other brother. Love works in mysterious ways.
You’ve heard of airport marriage proposals but have you heard of bro proposals? We can’t imagine the look on the guy’s face behind the camera when he showed up to the airport to see his friend holding up a sign asking him for his hand in marriage.
Maybe these friends don’t plan on getting betrothed anytime soon but we bet they will be together forever since they seem to have such a strong friendship.
We really cannot wrap our heads around the fact that these three are actually related since they look nothing alike! However, they must be siblings since they have the same weird sense of humor.
We bet their parents were giggling when they saw their kids walking toward them with this sign at the airport. The sign looks pretty accurate though as the pink hair is definitely sassy. However, we really hope these guys know how to spell orphans correctly.
Face your family
This has to be one of these most creative ways to welcome someone home. While some people love being the center of attention, we’re guessing that this guy was wishing he could run and hide after he saw his friends with a blown-up picture of an embarrassing face at the airport.
Just based on this picture, we think that Mokie looks like a fun guy and his has a great name too!
A loss for words
This is one of the sweetest signs that we have ever seen! While a silly sign with puns are funny and surprising, a romantic sign like this just makes our hearts melt. This sign maker clearly put a lot of effort into coming up with a unique welcome home sign but they were just too excited.
We wish we could see the look on this person’s face when they came home to this incredibly cute sign and a hug from their girlfriend or boyfriend.
This army wife showed up to the airport with her new baby in tow so he could meet his father for the very first time! This hilarious sign was a great addition but we don’t blame this woman for putting on a little weight since she just had a baby in her belly and we’re sure her husband won’t care one little bit!
After not seeing his wife and newborn baby for so long, we bet all this soldier wanted to do was hug them and never let them go.
To put it bluntly
We really hope that the “noisy pale-faced lady” that this girl is picking up has a good sense of humor. We are realizing that picking up your friends and family at the airport is a great way to express your creativity and this is one of the most creative signs we have yet to see.
This noisy lady might be trying to enact some changes in her life after realizing that this is what other people think about her.
Restaurant or airport
Maybe she was waiting for a guy named Gravy who happens to be very attractive? This woman who is holding up a sign for “hot Gravy” is either picking up someone with a very odd last name or she did not realize that she was at an airport and not a restaurant that serves Thanksgiving food.
Although we are laughing now, we can bet that there were some awful consequences as a result of this very puzzling sign.
Counting the days
This is both heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. This girlfriend or wife has been waiting many months to welcome the love of her life back home from his deployment in Afghanistan and we couldn’t be happier for her that the wait is finally over!
We wish we could have seen the emotional reunion that this likely was in person but this sign will just have to do. This southern belle probably dropped that sign the second she saw her partner so she could run into his arms.
Who thinks that this is an adorable sign? That guy! This deserves an award for the most creative sign that we have seen thus far. Steven and Taylor have some dedicated and loving friends and they are super excited to have them home.
This sign isn’t just funny, it’s actually really thoughtful that these friends went to all of this trouble to show their buddies how much they mean to them. We give this sign and Steven and Taylor two thumbs up!
Nothing like dressing up as legendary Star Wars baddie Darth Vader and getting greeted by a whole platoon of imperial StormTroopers.
This must have created quite the stir when the neatly dressed party joined forces at the Denver International Airport. The only question is whether or not Luke, Leah and Han Solo were waiting for this group somewhere in baggage claim. There’s no doubt that lots of boys and girls could not believe their luck.
One of the busiest times of the year at airports all over the world is the holiday season. With millions of people traveling home for the holidays, it can be hard to spot the person picking you up at the airport, even if they’re a member of your own family.
Luckily, one man took the guessing out of it by dressing up like a Christmas present from head to toe. How’s that for wrapping gifts?
It seems basic enough to welcome a member of your family or a friend to the state of Florida. However, it’s a little different when you’re not in Florida at all.
Instead, one adorable family decided to play a little prank by saying “Welcome to Florida” when they were, in fact, in Tacoma, Washington. Hopefully, this didn’t force their guest to turn heel and head back to the airplane hoping to end up in the destination they meant to arrive at.
Well this might have to be an option at every airport from this point forward, especially after a long flight. This cheerful fellow was waiting for his daughter to arrive and decided to set up an impromptu margarita bar, complete with mixer, lime, salt and an adorable chef’s hat, to celebrate her arrival.
Whether or not it was actually National Margarita Day seems somewhat irrelevant. Surely, there was quite a bit of celebration either way.
Charlie and the airport factory
Dressing up like an Oompa Loompa, complete with green hair, orange skin, and hilarious suspenders, from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is surely one way to grab the attention of your arriving loved one.
Apparently, the guy this Oompa Loompa was picking up actually owns his very own chocolate factory in Australia. Hopefully, his factory isn’t quite as dangerous as Willy Wonka’s is. The only question is whether or not this pickup came with a song and dance.
Secret agent men
It’s fun to fool people into thinking you’re an important politician or celebrity, and it looks like that’s exactly what two friends did when they picked up their pal, Miss Wilson.
Surely, once the trio got together, it drew quite a bit of eyes from fellow travelers walking around the airport. Hopefully, the two friends went all the way to complete the look and rented some kind of highly official looking car. No doubt they were laughing all the way home.
Michael Jordan is one of the most famous athletes to ever live, so it’s quite likely that when someone picking up a passenger of the airport has a sign with Jordan’s name on it, people are going to be pretty curious.
Hilariously, that’s what one dad does each and every time he picks up his son, who is assuredly not the famous basketball star, at the airport. No question it gets a laugh from many people watching to see if Jordan actually will show up.
Quite the surprise
It is unclear whether or not this is a practical joke or the reveal of a lifetime. If it is a practical joke, there’s no doubt that the arriving party, and those picking him up for that matter, got a huge laugh out of it.
If the arriving party’s sister actually is pregnant, this surely came as an amazing surprise. Either way, the three friends definitely left the airport with quite a story that day.
Welcome home daddy
Getting a sweet welcome home from a loved one when arriving in an airport is one thing, but it’s a different level of sweetness and cuteness altogether when the welcome is coming from your adorable daughter.
That was the perfect welcome home one dad got when he finally arrived home from what was surely a long time away from home. Surely, once the little girl actually saw her dad walking through the terminal, she dropped the sign and ran into his loving arms.
Dumb and dumber
For fans of the 1990s classic buddy comedy Dumb and Dumber, this is surely a hilarious site to see. Of course, the person waiting at the airport is doing her best Jim Carrey impression.
While it’s definitely a deep-cut reference, there’s no doubt that the woman picking up her buddy took some time to fully commit to the bit. If only her friend was red headed just like the fictional Mary Swanson character. That would have really completed the look.
Counting down the days
These two young mothers are clearly excited to see their husbands come home, but there is no better reason to be excited than having your young child meet their daddy for the first time.
What a special moment that surely brought on quite a lot of tears from not only the people involved, but also from the many men and women that were busily trying to get to or from their own terminals and gates.
Words of warning
Kids can be pretty annoying in the airport. Not only are they pretty loud and have issues keeping their hands to themselves, even when it comes to strangers, they also always seem to know how to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Not these two, however. These two wanted everyone to know that once they see their grandpa walking towards them, they’re going to run into his arms. Now that’s picture perfect airport etiquette.
Having someone who is willing to come and pick you up from the airport is nice enough, but what about having a Tyrannosaurus Rex do the chore? Now that’s special.
That’s exactly what one traveler got when they were greeted by someone wearing a full-body dinosaur outfit. That being said, considering the fact that the sign is completely empty, it seems like there might be some risk of the two parties completely missing each other.
Like mother, like daughter
The apple truly didn’t fall from the tree with this mother, daughter duo. Not only is the welcome home sign super cute, it also seems like the two family members were able to perfectly coordinate with one another to get the perfect shot at the airport.
Given how great this one is, hopefully the mom and daughter are already coming up with an idea for their next welcome home sign. Though, it’s hard to imagine this one being topped.
Whether or not these people are fans of the fantastic indie rock band Deathcab For Cutie, this sign is simply perfect. Clearly, the gentleman doing the picking up is super duper happy to see the friends or family members that he is waiting to arrive.
The only thing he really had to do to make this completely perfect is to bring a boombox and play some of Deathcab’s best and more upbeat musical numbers to turn this welcome home into a full-fledged airport party.
The house is a mess
Nothing like finally arriving home to get the not so welcome news that the home that you’ll be returning to is a pigsty in dire need of a cleanup.
Sadly for one mom who got a pickup from her loving daughter and husband, that’s exactly what she found out upon seeing her loved ones. Hopefully, the house isn’t too much of a mess, or this mother will wish that her daughter and husband never picked her up from the airport in the first place.
It’s aboot time
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. That’s the old saying, and it looks like the owners of this sign took that saying to heart. Instead, they were not in Rome at all, they were somewhere in the great nation of Canada.
For that reason, it makes perfect sense why the sign itself contains the classic Canadian phrase of “Eh.” Hopefully, the welcoming party also had a bottle or two of Maple Syrup so it could be a full Canadian celebration.
Arrival on fleek
After a long day or two traveling to get to your final destination, it can be impossible to feel like you look anything other than pretty horrible.
Luckily, this dad and sister duo reminded their loved one that no matter how poorly they feel after a long flight, they look great. Not only does the sign remind the arriving party that they look great, the sign itself looks great too. Complete with fun colors and bedazzled gems, this sign is truly one of a kind.
Give me a kiss
There’s nothing like landing a big juicy kiss on your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife after they return from a long trip abroad. That’s exactly what one sign likely led to when the welcoming lovebird invited their special person home.
While it might be a little bit embarrassing, there’s nothing sweeter than being willing to look a little silly to make the person you love smile after a long journey home. Hopefully, this sill sign earned them a kiss.
In the classic animated family film Finding Nemo, an adorable little fish gets lost far from home. While the person arriving at the airport to this silly sign likely was not lost, there’s no doubt that it was still great to find their way home.
That welcome was probably only made more sweet thanks to this adorable little sign that a loving mother made for her jet hopping daughter. Maybe, when they got home, they popped in the film for a little mother, daughter movie night.
Some friends really know how to make their pals feel great about themselves. One woman took it upon herself to raise the self esteem of not just one friend, but two when she drove to the airport to pick them up.
Hopefully when it’s time that this woman takes her next trip, her friends remember to return the favor and make a cute sign that lifts her spirits upon her arrival home. After all, that’s what friends are for.
When Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet showed up for a press event in Australia, one fan couldn’t help but express their excitement by heading to the airport with a sign of their very own.
What made matters even better was that Stonestreet himself seemed thrilled to see the sign and even walked through the airport with his number one fan. Talk about getting so much more than you expected. This fan arrived with a sign and left with the story of a lifetime.