The Dads of Disney

In honor of Mother’s Day, I made a tribute to the, er, special relationship Disney has with its mothers. Naturally, I felt that Father’s Day deserved the same honor.

When I first thought about the typical Disney Dad, I laughed dismissively.

They’re short…

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Fat…

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Bumbling…

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Overgrown children…

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Who are oddly obsessed with grandkids.

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But then, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that Disney Dads actually exemplify the most important characteristics of fatherhood.

They are spiritual leaders and guardians.

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They are protectors.

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They are mentors…

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and friends.

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They may not be perfect. But they will cross oceans for us…

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nurture us…

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and dry our tears.

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They are superheroes…

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and Gods.

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When we need it most, they lift us up…

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they hold us tight….

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and, even harder, they let us go.

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So if you have a Disney Dad, go give him a big hug…

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and say…

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Happy Father’s Day!