Proud papa Rob Lowe recently took his son to scope out colleges.

Twitchy readers know that the actor is not only a proud papa, but a proud patriot.

Amen.

There were some lighthearted moments on their trip, though.

Ha! Oh, Johnny! One day you will learn that one of a parent’s greatest joys is embarrassing his or her children.

The tour provided some squee fodder:

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Johnny charmed New Yorkers on one of the Sing for Hope public pianos.

He also apparently has a great sense of humor like his dad.

And gracious as well.

As for dad Rob?

Indeed.

Keep tweeting, Lowes!

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