There’s nothing more tender than a father’s love

What can be more touching then photos of happy fathers tenderly embracing their newborn babies? Men, so often seen as strong and strict, turn into loving, caring dads once babies come into the world.

We gathered together some of the most heart-warming pictures of dads with their children that we could find. They show just how great being a father can be!

They look so tiny and helpless that you’re almost too scared to hold them at first

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Yet they’ll grow up before you know it.

© Melanie Tracy Pace

Whoever you are, whatever you do, you will always feel a strong desire to come home and see your baby.

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Paul McCartney and his daughter Mary, 1970

To hug them tightly.

© Dalla

And never let them go.

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We take great responsibility for their lives.

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No matter what happens, we are always willing to offer a helping hand.

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Tell a bedtime story.

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And then watch them sweetly sleep on our chest.

© Gable Denims

We try to always keep them safe.

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And we want nothing more than for them to be happy.

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Every moment spent with a child is priceless.

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Just like the love that we hold in our hearts.

© Gable Denims

Take care of your dads — hug them, love them. They deserve it!

Preview photo credit: tumblr, © Melanie Tracy Pace