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Dad 76 is a fan-made depiction of the Overwatch playable hero Jack Morrison, better known by his alias Soldier: 76, where he's portrayed as an overprotective paternal figure who takes care of the younger members of the cast and recurrent maker of dad jokes. The fan-made character became widespread among the fans of Overwatch on several online communities like Tumblr  in late May of 2016.
On May 14th, 2016, user chickenwithtie uploaded an illustration to DeviantArt portraying Soldier: 76 as a protective father making sure his team stays medicated.
Following the post, Dad 76 art grew popular among the Overwatch fan communities on Tumblr and Reddit. A Novelty Twitter Account devoted to posting as Dad 76 appeared in June 2016. The phenomenon soon attracted the attention of Gameskinny, who on June 2nd published a compilation of their favorite Dad 76 examples. On June 11th, a thread asking about the spread of Dad 76 jokes appeared on the Overwatch subreddit. On July 29th, Kotaku covered the popularity of the Dad 76 headcanon. As of October 19th, 2016, Dad 76 has devoted galleries on Funnyjunk and Imgur.
 Tumblr – Search for Dad 76
 Kotaku – Overwatch Fans Have Turned Soldier 76 Into A Dad
 GameSkinny – Best of Dad 76, the headcanon Overwatch deserves
 Twitter – @dadjokes76
 Funnyjunk – Dad 76 comp
 /r/Overwatch – Can someone explain me the Dad 76 Meme, I dont get it.
 Imgur – Dad 76: Dad Jokes
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