Being a good dad can be hard work – sometimes, they’ve got to be soft as pillows, and other times, they have to be tough as nails. This list is to celebrate some of the best examples of fatherhood that we’ve ever seen on the internet – through thick or thin, they’ll be there for their kids!
“Saw this father and daughter cosplay. The little girl was all smiles until picture time, then she got into character.”
“This guy kept his hand in this position for more than 45 minutes so his daughter could sleep well.”
“My daughter was nervous about having an IV put in. My boyfriend (an army medic) sat and showed her exactly how it would work and said he’d have one put in too.”
“I promised my daughter I’d donate my hair with her. It took two years, but it was worth it!”
“My dad is really the coolest person ever. I went on Facebook and saw that he has a live story of him tattooing himself.”
“Took about 60 hours to make, only to be used for a total of four months.”
“First Halloween as a single dad, my girls wanted me to sew their costumes. P.S. Hair loopies are hard!”
“Single dad with four daughters, one of which wanted a Star Wars Princess party, so you do what you got to do.”
A dad, doing his daughter’s hair on the subway.
“Decided to get a tattoo of my child’s drawing.”
“My dad is the king of selfies.”
The best cosplay ever
A Japanese dad cooks food resembling his daughter’s drawings.
“She wanted pink, so pink it is!”
These community classes encourage dads by helping them learn how to do hair and use it as a tool to better connect with their daughters.
“It’s not always easy being a single dad, but sometimes I get to experience some things other dads might not.”
“My daughter asked when I’d teach her how to shave her legs. Had to practice…”
“My dad and brother recreated this photo 26 years later. The same strength!”
“She’s too young for Comicon, so my little girl and I had a Comicon at home, where she got front row seats at a panel featuring her favorites!”
“The kids said they were better than the local donut shop, so I was a happy dad. Super pleased with the shiny glaze.”
“Last weekend, three generations of my family competed in a 206-mile race. My grandpa is 82, my dad is 52, and I’m 22.”
“Before bed, my daughter put a grow-a-pony in a bowl of water. I replaced it with this.”
“Dad ends son’s basketball career in 17 seconds.”
“My friend built a Hobbit playhouse for his daughter in their backyard.”
“Adventures of a single dad with the tooth fairy, to get my son to believe she does exist.”
“Whenever she eats fruits or veggies I let her add the sticker to our collection.”
Bonus: This father is so cool that he makes trains move.