The modern way to show dad some love? By posting an epic photo of him on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook, of course. This Father’s Day, celebrities took to their accounts to prove that actions and words speak even louder together when paired together. Cute photo + heartwarming message for the world to read = one loved pa, wherever he is.
Here are some of the most aww-inducing Father’s Day tributes spotted on the social platform this past Sunday.
When your dad is Billy Ray Cyrus, and you were born during the height of his career in the ’90s, you end up with loads of family photos from life in the public eye. Fortunately, Miley loves sharing these throwbacks; turns out the internet still loves Billy Ray’s signature ‘do.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) June 18, 2017
Plain and simple, Mindy Kaling‘s favourite person is her papa.
Kate Hudson couldn’t be with her famous ma and pa on Father’s Day, so instead, she sent a bottle of champagne and some flowers to Papa Russ.
Kate also threw some love to her niece and brother, Oliver, uploading a second snap yesterday of her older sibling and his adorable offspring.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel keep their parenting pretty quiet, so this collage of family photos was an unexpected, but sweet tribute.
Lea Michele thanked her dad for always making her laugh… and for making the best midnight snacks. Two of the best things in life, really.
If this pic proves anything, it’s that Ariana Grande was a total Daddy’s Girl–just look at the smiles on these two.
Three-time Olympic champion Alexandra Raisman threw her daddy-o some love with not one, but two photo tributes. The first, a recent snap:
Happy Father’s Day to all the great men out there!!! Expressing gratitude and thanks to those around me is something I try to do daily. Today I am saying thank you to my Dad because he has always taught me to be kind to others and that the hardest worker always finds their way! Join me and @LifeisGoodco in sharing your gratitude at Lifeisgood.com/gratitude. You’ll be entered to win a $1000 Gratitude Prize pack to share with those you love! #GROWtheGood
And the second, an adorable throwback:
Lena Dunham‘s words on this “blurry sh*tty iPhone pic” are honest and beautiful. Do you expect anything less? Her papa has taken care of his daughter during her latest hospital stays, and Lena’s gratitude shines through in this tribute.
This may look like a blurry shitty iPhone pic but here’s what it actually is: an image of my father on his zillionth ER trip of the year with me last month, checking to make sure no one came into the room who didn’t need to. This man has been with me day and night: as I slept after surgery, as I was wheeled into an MRI, as I lay abject and feeling sorry for myself. He made friends with every nurse. When I got home he blended banana shakes when I wouldn’t eat, woke me up with my meds at 3am and made me laugh every day. He gave up his own busy life to make sure I could return to mine. I’m healthy and safe because of his unyielding love. On this Father’s Day I want to celebrate all the men who defy the signals culture sends them and nurture, nurture, nurture. I love you Papa. You’re my best friend.
How charming is this photo that Michelle Obama uploaded of Barack and their girls? Older and taller, yes, but always his little girls. Swoon.
Adam Levine celebrated his first-ever Father’s Day with Behati and baby looking like three peas in a pod.
A smile from Kanye West is pretty rare, unless, of course, he’s got one of his two kidlets in front of him.
Kim KW also sent an emotional message to her pa, writing: “I remember right before you passed away I thanked you for everything u taught me & I told u I would raise my kids with everything I learned from you.” Cue the tears.
Ariel Winter had an important Father’s Day message: a dad doesn’t always mean biological. Hug your step-dads and hug your like-a-father figures, always.
Happy Father’s Day to the two most amazing dads in the entire world. I’m so lucky to have you both in my life ❤️ I love you two more than life! Thank you for the incredible people you are, and for the important roles you both have in my life. Hug your fathers today (fathers not only meaning blood, but all the step-fathers and people you consider your fathers out there) 💖