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twenty one pilots are one of the biggest bands in the world, so one can only assume vocalist Tyler Joseph’s and drummer Josh Dun’s family are proud of them.

Joseph’s grandfather is not afraid to showed how much he supports his grandson’s band, and it will melt your heart.

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The frontman shared a picture of his grandfather wearing a twenty one pilots t-shirt. Not only that, but it’s from the band’s new merch collection.

The image is probably the best thing you’ll see all day.

“Fuz, my grandfather, went to the mall and got this,” Joseph wrote. “First of the new stuff I’d seen in person.”

“Step thrøugh or step øff,” he continued.

We’re not crying, you’re crying. Check out the heartwarming picture below:

 

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Fuz, my grandfather, went to the mall and got this. first of the new stuff i’d seen in person. step thrøugh or step øff.

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Joseph and Dun discussed the band’s new album Trench on the cover this month’s AP. The cumulative effect of touring the world and experiencing other cultures was crucial to not only the creation of Trench, but for clearing new routes of consciousness Joseph had in his head. Ever wonder about the weather in Trench? How long the duo think they can go on? If they ever fight?

In a world where social media updates are everything, Joseph wonders if staying off the grid to focus hard on his music was the right thing to do. Change may be the only constant in this band, but Dun readily admits, "When asked if we’ve changed, I thought about the dynamic between us. I think we’re closer than ever in a really cool way.”

Joseph sums up Trench (the album) and Trench (the universe in his head) thusly: "There’s something about it that is uncomfortable and uneasy and scary, but man, that’s where I’m supposed to be. A lot of things I was dealing with and still am helped me try to create that world. I felt that like I was trying to create some control.”

Our 24-page feature includes tons of brand-new, gorgeous photos from our exclusive shoot. To read the full story, pick up your copy of 362 here

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