Arriving at your destination can be an overwhelming experience if you're taking a long flight home. This is particularly true when you see your loved ones for the first time in a while/
Luckily, there are ways for travelers and those waiting for them to release some tension, for example, by making a funny welcome home sign. Fortunately for us, these humorous signs were caught on camera.
A Mother’s Love
Children often embarrass their mothers, but this mother took this opportunity to embarrass her son. She wanted to show everyone how excited she was to have him home.
But her message was too big to fit into just one sign. So she held on in front of her with her son’s name, asking him if he remembered her. Then she put the other one on her back, which read in large letters, “He’s my baby.” That sure is embarrassing!
Missing Her Dad
This girl can’t wait to see her dad, so much so that she isn’t willing to let anyone stop her. With this sign she made, she warns strangers to stay out of her path.
There’s no doubt that she loved her mom very much, but she is clearly very excited to spend time with her dad again. Her sign was decorated with American flags, so we can only guess that her dad might be in the military. He is most likely returning home from deployment, which means she hasn’t seen him in quite some time.
The worst time to break up with someone is right after a long flight home. Fortunately, we’re almost certain that this sign is some kind of inside joke.
There is one thing Britney doesn’t allow in her home: a selfie stick. Unfortunately for Simon, she stumbled upon the one he had kept hidden. We must admit that even though you look ridiculous using a selfie stick, it does give you access to better picture angles.
If you saw the person who sat next to you on the plane heading towards the woman holding this sign, would you trust your fellow passengers ever again? You might rethink all the conversations you had on the plane.
What is even more concerning is the plural in her sign. She added an “-s” to the word “fetishist” does that mean that more than one flatulence lover was sharing a plane with you? We can only hope this was a joke because it would be very concerning if it weren’t
One Smart Tree
The old saying goes, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” This means that a child is very similar to their parents. This daughter and her mother were ready to take the literal approach to this saying.
It’s very well thought out too! Did they plan this out ahead of time? Did the daughter carry the apple sign with her, or did her mother give it to her upon arrival? It doesn’t matter, though. It’s still a cute photo bound to find its way into the family album.
She Somehow Survived
This woman probably did not expect to come home from her trip and find this sign waiting for her. The creator didn’t put much effort into it, as you can see.
This person was not very enthusiastic about their sister's return home and made a sign that reads, “Oh Great, You Somehow Survived.” Luckily, her smile tells us she didn’t take the joke to heart, despite the fact that his sign wasn’t the warmest of welcomes.
Vader Has Arrived
For those of you who don’t know, Darth Vader is the leader of the Stormtroopers. So they might have been a little lost with him gone, but luckily, he returned home.
This group surprised their friend by dressing in matching costumes to welcome this Sith Lord home. To top it all off, the returning friend dressed up as Darth Vader. It does leave us pondering an important question: did he wear the costume the whole plane ride home?
They Are Disappointed
It’s unclear whether these children were just out to embarrass their father after missing him while he was gone or if they simply disliked his real-life choices. Either way, this sign sure had us laughing.
They split their joke across two signs. The first one congratulated their father on his new mail-order bride. Then to really hit home, the other one read, “5th time’s the charm”. We hope this dad didn’t take their joke too seriously.
When “Welcome Home” Isn’t Enough
A simple “welcome home” doesn’t always get everything you need to say across. Although this man is a fully-grown adult, he still has a critical message to give his parents.
When he was a little kid, he didn’t hesitate to inform his parents that he had run out of his favorite snack. So, to welcome him home, he thought he should relive some old memories. He even added a hilarious detail by dressing in a costume-appropriate onesie. We’re sure the joke made his parents smile after a long flight.
Less Than Subtle
Whether this sign is true or a joke to embarrass their friend, this woman was ready to lay it all out on the table whether her friend liked the joke or not.
Advertising what most people find to be a private matter, she created a large sign welcoming a returning traveler back from rehab. She even went as far as to include an inspiring message: “hugs not drugs.” While it’s funny, we’re sure it caused a blush or two.
The Sign Says It All
Sometimes the funniest signs are the most straightforward ones. While this guy didn’t decorate his sign too much, he did get his point across.
With a sign with as simple a message as “guy who knocked up my sister,” it’s hard to miss the point, after all. We’re sure that once the man this sign was directed at saw this, he started to second guess getting off the plane. Hopefully, it was all in good fun.
You Get the Idea
When it comes to airport signs, the fun isn’t just reserved for the adults. As this little girl proves, anyone can make a sign to welcome home their loved ones.
While we’re sure she put her best effort into it, the sign she made for her mom ended up being barely legible. However, it’s the thought that counts, and her sign is one of the most endearing efforts on this list. Plus, she got the word “welcome” down pretty impressively!
Heart In the Right Place
When it comes to topics such as gender, the tone is fairly sensitive. That means only those closest to you tend to be the only ones allowed to find humor in serious situations.
This person was welcoming their father home after a successful sex change. Yet, old habits die hard and this person wanted to make their dad feel welcome with a sense of humor. In the end, it seems that this son is here to help their father through a truly touching and momentous occasion.
Wanted for Christmas
Airports are busy places. This means that it can be hard to find the people you’re looking for as you wait for them by their terminal. This family had the answer to that.
In the style of classic “wanted” posters, they let everyone know who they were looking for this Christmas. The fact that they chose to use some of the most unflattering pictures of their loved ones that they could find is the icing on the cake.
As we’ve said, welcoming home loved ones from a trip away can be an emotional experience. So, some people choose to deal with that in a joking manner.
This person decided to try out a little reverse psychology when they welcomed their loved one home. Instead of a traditional welcome home sign, they opted to create one urging their returning traveler go back, even going so far as to add a “we hate you” message for good measure.
If you don’t know the story behind this sign, you might think that you’re in for a tear-jerking proposal. Unfortunately, this is another sign designed to embarrass instead.
This man wasn’t waiting for Tom to get off the plane and accept a wedding ring. Instead, he was just creating a sign to embarrass his friend as he landed. Don’t worry, we’re sure that Tom will get him back the next time he’s the one returning home from a trip.
Direct and to the Point
This person wasn’t one to mince words when he created his sign. He put down a straightforward message: “Smokin’ hot Italian Chick.” He even completed the look with shades and a full suit.
There’s a little bit of mystery behind this man. Was he hoping to land a date by hanging out in an airport? The more likely answer is that he was waiting for his wife or girlfriend to land and watch them turn red when they saw his sign.
Mom, Dad, You’re Home!
After a long trip, it can seem like you haven’t seen your loved ones forever. That’s exactly what these kids were thinking when they made this sign for their parents.
They wrote it almost like a bizarre Craigslist ad: “3 Sassy Orphanz Seek Loving Parents.” With a sign like this, we’re sure that practical joking is a common theme in this family. We’re also pretty sure that their parents probably cracked a smile as they returned from their trip.
Can’t Miss This
Sometimes, a welcome home sign is just the thing you need to greet someone fresh off a flight. Other times, though, it isn’t quite enough to get your point across.
That’s obviously what this zany pair was thinking. The sign alone doesn’t raise too much suspicion. However, when you add the blown-up picture of their loved one’s face in the hands of one of the greeters, you have a result that you won’t forget anytime soon.
Maybe Don’t Advertise It
Poor Sarah. In case you aren’t aware, Imodium is a medication to help your stomach. Specifically, it’s often used to help reduce symptoms like diarrhea.
When Sarah asked her loved one to bring some for her at the airport, she probably hoped they’d discreetly slip it into her hand. She probably wasn’t expecting a sign this big to advertise her business to the entire airport. Hopefully, this was all in good fun and Sarah laughed as she got home.
Some of the most entertaining signs aren’t necessarily pun-filled or a practical joke at all. Sometimes, the results are just wholesome and cute.
This person was ready to greet their significant other with a sign that expressed their feelings for them. They admit that they wanted to create a cute sign but instead they could only think of the cute face that would be waiting for them at the airport. All in all, they succeeded in their goal. Aw!
Ready for Commitment
When Anna left for her trip, this man was on the fence about a major decision. By the time she got back, he made up his mind and he wasn’t afraid to let everyone know.
While it might bring some private matters into the public eye, it’s still sweet to see his decision. He confidently declares that he knows her baby isn’t his but that he’ll raise them just as if they were. This probably led to a pretty emotional moment.
First Time Meetings
One of the most emotional reunions you can find in an airport is army families welcoming their loved ones home from overseas. After all, their job is among the most dangerous.
When this man left, his wife was pregnant. So, she warned him on her sign that she might not look the same as she did. However, she also heartwarmingly invited him to come and meet his “mini-me.” This was sure to be quite a tearful reunion that moved hearts all around it.
This person was ready to make a genealogy joke when Douglas landed at the airport. His simple but straightforward sign makes that message loud and clear.
Not only did he welcome Douglas home, but he also reminded him of who his family is in a unique way. Rather than putting a simple first name and last name, he opted for a more formal “Douglas of the clan McGregor.” For good measure, he even included the family crest – just in case Douglas forgot.
What’s In a Name
Shakespeare once said, “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” Well, we aren’t so sure that he had a nickname like this in mind when he wrote Romeo and Juliet.
This woman decided to be straight to the point when she made her sign instead of beating around the bush. Her sign states that she’s looking for a “noisy pale-faced lady” who will be getting off the plane any moment now.
It’s Hard Meeting New Clients
When this woman went to the airport to pick up a new client, she needed to make a sign quickly. After all, they didn’t know her and she didn’t know them.
The bad news is that autocorrect might have gotten the best of her here. That’s because the sign reads “Hot Gravy” rather than an actual name. Hopefully, she found who she was looking for and there wasn’t too much fallout from the mistake. Better luck next time!
Counting the Days
Deployed loved ones can be hard to wait for. After all, you want them home safe and sound as soon as possible, but you understand that they have a job to do.
While this woman waited for her husband to come home from Afghanistan, she was counting the moments until they could be together again. She even tore a page from a calendar every day to count down the days. After 113, she rushed to the airport to welcome him home with this touching sign.
Doesn’t Need an Answer
We’ve all heard the old joke before. Who has two thumbs and was excited to greet Taylor and Steven home? This guy!
In case you weren’t sure of the answer to his rhetorical question, he has you covered on this front as well. He cut out a spot to put his face so the answer was on display. For an added touch, he even drew a pair of hands, thumbs pointed towards him. His knowing smirk says he’s pretty proud of his joke, too.
As this woman’s two best friends landed at the airport, she was waiting to show them her clever sign. Hopefully, she only got the attention she wanted from them and got to skip out on strangers’ jokes.
She decided to be more descriptive than literal as she invited “The 2 Hottest Guys at This Airport” for a ride home. While we’re sure her friends were flattered, it’s impressive to think anyone would make it off a long flight looking anything but tired.