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The sacrifices mothers make for their children are widely acknowledged and respected, and sometimes we give don’t give fathers the credit they deserve.
Known for their “dad bods” and their incessant telling of “dad jokes,” dads are sometimes used for a good punchline. But science has shown that the more active a father is in their child’s life, the better off the child will be. So maybe you should cut your dad a little slack the next time he calls a fake noodle an “impasta.”
With Father’s Day coming up, it’s time to show dads a little more respect. These quotes from celebrity dads will make you laugh, cry, and probably want to call your dad.
Chris Pratt said nothing he’s ever done means as much as being a dad.
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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris may have split, but they’ve remained dedicated parents to their five-year-old son, Jack. The two went through a scary experience when Jack was born two months early, and the experience has motivated Pratt to get involved with the March of Dimes charity. In a 2013 event for the organization, he shared how much fatherhood means to him.
“I’ve gotten to jump out of helicopters and do daring stunts and play baseball in a professional stadium, but none of them mean anything compared to being somebody’s daddy.”
Ryan Gosling wants to be the dad his kids deserve.
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Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes maintain a low-profile relationship, but that didn’t stop him from gushing about his “dream babies” — daughters Amanda and Esmeralda — when talking to GQ in 2017. The actor talked about what motivates him to be the best father he can be.
“When you meet your kids, you realize that they deserve great parents. And then you have your marching orders, and you have to try and become the person that they deserve,” Gosling said.
John Legend loves his kids, even though he joked that they haven’t earned it yet.
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Thankfully, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen let us in on so many adorable moments with daughter Luna and her new brother Miles. They’re clearly loving parents, but Legend couldn’t resist joking with Stephen Colbert in 2017 that babies haven’t really done anything to earn that love yet.
“It’s a different kind of love. It’s very pure, it’s unconditional, but they haven’t earned it yet. They didn’t do anything, they just exist and you love them completely, but it’s not built on anything other than their existence,” he told the late night host. On a more serious note, Legend went on to say about the first time he held his daughter, “it’s beautiful, it’s very emotional and it brings you and your wife closer together. It’s a very powerful feeling to see the product of your love right there in front of you.”
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