19 Photos That Prove Parental Love Cannot Be Surpassed

It can be difficult to fully comprehend the deep affection our parents have for us until we become parents ourselves. They’re are trying to thoroughly prepare us for the challenges of the world and show us that they will support us no matter what. When you also become a parent, you begin to understand what kind of love your own parents have for you, because the moment you see your child for the first time, you feel that connection too.

1. “My wife took this photo of my son and I and it makes me smile. I’m away from home a lot with work so every time I see him is amazing.”

2. “My husband is a car designer. My daughter just drew her first car, totally unprompted”

3. “I know it’s not perfect, but I’m so proud of this. Single dad, last year my daughter had a disco and I couldn’t even do a pony tail. This year, I’ve given her heart hair.”

4. “This is my son, Judah. My wife and I have no idea how we created such a beautiful child.”

5. “Never held a baby, I’ve avoided it so my baby can be the first baby I hold. Today I got to hold MY baby.”

6. “My wife, holding our son in the same blanket I was brought home in.”

7. “My son is autistic and asked to go fishing for the first time for his fourth birthday. This was his face for the entire day.”

8. “Moments like this with my son give me a little mental vacation that I never want to forget.”

9. “My newborn and wife on Super Bowl Sunday. We may not have played but I will raise my son right.”

10. “My exhausted wife, an hour after making it home with our first.”

11. “My son is turning one soon, and while reminiscing over the past year I re-found a picture of his first smile.”

12. “Found this in my old album — my baby and his ’cat of my very own!’ 12 years later, they’re still going strong.”

13. “Had the afternoon with my son while my wife was taking a nap, here’s a picture of him enjoying the little pillow fort I made for him.”

14. “I became a father today. I have never been so in love as when I first saw my son.”

15. A father and son share some precious time together hours after he is born.

16. “My parents in high school (1970) and now. They’ve been together since 8th grade, and married for 47 years.”

17. “I built my baby a bed.”

18. “Watching a movie and my 5-year-old put his hand on mine, looked at me, and said, ’I love you, daddy. You’re a good dad.’”

“Brought a tear to my 37-year-old eye.”

19. “My beautiful Brazilian mother holding up her pregnancy test of me! (’90s).”

Preview photo credit mwngky / Reddit


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