One of our collective fears as a generation should be what happens when we have children and our kids find our thirst traps and otherwise questionable pictures on social media.
Rob Lowe, who basically began his career being shirtless and sweaty at all times, posted a very very sweaty picture of himself on his Instagram:
Rob’s son Johnny’s Instagram includes this similarly sweaty video also featuring his dad being sweaty, again.
But then Johnny threw shade at his dad for taking his selfie in a very opportune spot:
Haha okay we’ve thrown some parental shade, we’ve got some bonding, we’re good here, right?
Well, here’s where things get weird.
@commentsbycelebs, another Instagram page, posted the exchange between the Lowe parent and offspring with the caption:
“Does being wet from someone else’s workout count lol.”
So the younger Lowe once again commented:
Yes, indeed Jonny.
Being sweaty and ridiculously attractive is somewhat of a pastime of Rob Lowe’s.
Remember his saxophone scene from St. Elmo’s Fire?
Or when he was LITERALLY super sweaty all through Parks & Recreation?
Yeah, he’s kind of known for being sweaty.
Did sax players really get that sweaty in the 80s, or was Rob Lowe a Grinder long before we knew what to call it? #StElmosFire
— Heather & Jessica (@fuggirls) December 2, 2015
— Brian Dykeman (@dizzyke) July 14, 2015
I bet all the DirecTV commercials are leading to a Super Bowl ad where Rob Lowe reprises his St. Elmo's Fire Billy Hicks sweaty jazz sax guy
— Greg Bernhard (@GregBernhard) January 18, 2015
All sweaty and flushed… He reminded me of a young Rob Lowe
— Kareliz (@Kareliz19941085) December 11, 2018
young sweaty rob Lowe is DADDY
— nnirb (@brinnregan) September 6, 2016
@keckles yes, I am also pro Rob Lowe's sweaty saxophone playing
— 🌈 Sarah Jane Connor (@SJ_Connor) March 29, 2016
And much to Jonny Lowe’s chagrin, people seem to prefer Rob Lowe sweaty.
Listening to "I Want a New Drug" by Huey Lewis and simultaneously picturing Rob Lowe's sweaty saxophone performance in St. Elmo's Fire.
— Nicole Burguess (@The_Word_Nerd) February 12, 2010
Rob Lowe wearing headband and sweaty bright yellow vest, playing a saxaphone. It MUST be the 80s #StElmosFire
— Kerri aka Auntie Cake Bakes 🏳️🌈 💙💜💖 (@FallenAngel2106) March 25, 2011
Thursday Saxophone Extravaganza!!!
Rob Lowe getting all hot and sweaty in 'Youngblood' (1986) pic.twitter.com/OOa0lwujS2
— The ATTIC DWELLERS (@NerdOutWithMe) July 26, 2018
Rob Lowe is hot and sweaty I'm dead
— tj (@hisbowlegs) May 28, 2014
in 6th grade when i watched the part in st. elmos fire when rob lowe was playing the saxophone and was all sweaty was my sexual awakening.
— loges (@deepfriedsasuke) December 24, 2017
I'm discovering the sweaty, sax-playing St. Elmo's Fire version of @RobLowe. Well done, 1985👍
— Joy Beth Smith (@JBsTwoCents) November 20, 2017
"All I care about is Rob Lowe's sweaty body, and you can quote me on that."–@samamama13
— High-Fashion Ghoul (@backpackbunny) May 29, 2017
Sorry, Johnny. We know you’re out there somewhere cringing.
But people just like when your dad does the sweaty thing.