The most loved show on Netflix after Stranger Things is The Umbrella Academy. A billionaire industrialist Sir Reginald Hargreeves adopts 7 miracle babies and trains them as they have superpowers. He creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares these ‘children‘ to save the world. The father figure in the show is Sir Reginald, who makes these kids stronger. But as the narration moves forward, towards the end of season 3, we see Diego in the position of a father. Now, he trains and protects his son, Stanley. And recently, Netflix decided to celebrate this unexpected fatherhood.
Diego as the father in The Umbrella Academy
In season 3 of the show, Lila informs Diego that Stanley is their son. She has been raising him all alone for 12 years. Lila then leaves without giving out any information about when she will return. Now, Diego has to take care of Stanley by himself. Sir Reginald Hargreeves’ place as a father is now going to be filled by Diego for Stanley.
The fans witness the growing bond between Diego and his son Stanley during the whole season. “Stop trying to get rid of me. Everyone tries to do that,” says Stanley in episode 3 and justifiably so because Diego does try to escape being a father most times. However, that doesn’t stop him from being protective of Stanley. “That’s my kid, you a**hole,” are the words shouted by Diego while protecting his son. The evolution in their relationship is remarkable. Well, the fans are not the only ones who celebrate this beautiful bond of father-son. Look at the tweet pinned below, and you’ll know.
dad mode activated pic.twitter.com/ga2KEnvCbK
— Umbrella Academy (@UmbrellaAcad) July 14, 2022
Along with Netflix, fans showered their love and celebrated this father-son duo. Let’s find out what fans have to say about this.
Fans’ reactions to the Diego-Stanley duo
The Umbrella Academy has a huge fandom globally. And seeing Diego’s transformation into a father figure on the show made them go crazy and happy. Fans became emotional watching Diego finding out that he has a son.
The way Diego treated Stan from the first time, even though he found himself to be the father of a little boy out of nowhere pic.twitter.com/JjPShboGMt
— 🦋Alley🦋 (@alleyyyx) July 14, 2022
Indeed, fans are overwhelmed when they see Diego and Stanley developing a bond.
Sobbing. Weeping. Shouting. Status: Deceased. pic.twitter.com/60WH0G225H
— willie/ash (@lake_baggins) July 15, 2022
This cute reference to spiderman is so adorable.
— Super-Serious Gal ☆ Andrew Garfield Stan Acc ☆ (@carociwa) July 14, 2022
A fan observed Stan acted like a mini Diego sometimes.
i know we all think diego should have realized he wasnt his son earlier but stanley really did act like a mini diego sometimes
— kenny ☂︎ (@viktorautism) July 14, 2022
Diego balancing random crap on that kids head was so hilarious. Just sweet writing.
— theMcriblet (@TheMcRiblet) July 15, 2022
This fan says the show is determined to make the actor more attractive every season. This time making him a father has worked out for female fans.
Just determined to make @DavidCastanedaJ Diego more attractive to women every season 😂
— Brooke (@wonderland449) July 14, 2022
— Haehae (@hhaequinn) July 15, 2022
Needless to say, Diego and Stanley are much loved by the viewers. Do you also think so? Share your favorite Diego-Stanley moments with us. And if you haven’t watched the show yet, stream it right now on Netflix.
Watch Here: The Umbrella Academy