While it’s (rightfully!) said that dads so often get praise for things moms get zero recognition for, we still have a big soft spot in our hearts for certain celebrity dads. After all, with the stereotype of the blundering dad still lumbering on in 2019, we need all the role models we can get. And these dads do way more than just change diapers and get applause for it; they show ways that fathers can nurture and support their children and help them grow into resilient, loving adults.
The dads on the list are all different: They came to fatherhood through different paths, and approach it differently as well. Some, like Neil Patrick Harris, choose to be very open about their private lives, while others, like Ryan Gosling, keep them under wraps. Some dads seem goofy, others more sincere. But all 16 dads on this list have melted our hearts over and over again when it comes to their devotion to their family. So read on and get ready to have all the feels. Is someone cutting onions in here?