Being a single parent is hard, but these dads are showing the world how it's done by going the extra mile for their kids.


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Single dads have unique challenges, especially when it comes to raising girls, who might find it hard to relate to a male role model sometimes. Taking a little nail polish for the team is always a quick fix, though, and learning how to braid hair like a boss is helpful as well. Even while working hard to provide for their little families, these dads find time to play.

Barack Obama once said that "any fool can have a child. That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father." If you're a single dad raising your children with courage, add your sweetest moments with them below!

#1 Single Dad Couldn’t Do His Daughter’s Hair, So He Went To Beauty School

Single Dad Couldn’t Do His Daughter’s Hair, So He Went To Beauty School

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Natasha L 2 months ago

Just wow. I can't even do a simple ponytail at that level of lawlessness.

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#2 My Daughter Turns Four Today. This Is My First Attempt At A Cake As A Single Dad. I Hope She Likes It!

My Daughter Turns Four Today. This Is My First Attempt At A Cake As A Single Dad. I Hope She Likes It!

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Inurri 2 months ago

No doubt, I know I would love that!

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#3 I'm A Single Father. My Favorite Color Is Green. And My Daughter Knows When I've Had A Hard Day At Work

I'm A Single Father. My Favorite Color Is Green. And My Daughter Knows When I've Had A Hard Day At Work

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Pi... 2 months ago

That is adorable!

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#4 Single Father With His Daughter, Dressed As A Fairy And Princess

Single Father With His Daughter, Dressed As A Fairy And Princess

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Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

IMO this makes him MORE of a man. It is an admirable quality for a man to be 'anything' just to make his child's dream come true

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#5 This Is My Best Friend Aaron. He Became A Single Father At The Age Of 19

This Is My Best Friend Aaron. He Became A Single Father At The Age Of 19

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Richard Pickman 2 months ago

It seems Aaron raises his own band. :-)

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#6 After Wife's Death During The Delivery, People Helped This Single Father To Recreate Her Recordings So Their Baby Could Listen To Mom's Lullabies. Jarred Also Plans To Complete Wife's Bucket List Together With Son James

After Wife's Death During The Delivery, People Helped This Single Father To Recreate Her Recordings So Their Baby Could Listen To Mom's Lullabies. Jarred Also Plans To Complete Wife's Bucket List Together With Son James

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Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

Her name was Sharry and you can find one of her BEAUTIFUL guitar lullabies on YouTube titled "Jessica" Sharry shared her love for music by recording herself singing and playing guitar, and she had only posted a handful of the videos to YouTube. After Sharry’s death, Jared found more music she had left behind in a file format he couldn’t access, so he asked Reddit for assistance in converting the files. “I just want to be able to hear her voice again,” he wrote in the post. Within hours, complete strangers offered their help. It didn't take long for Redditors to get to work and send him the files, one of which was Sharry singing a lullaby for her unborn son.

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#7 This Single Dad Is Making Heartwarming Illustrations Of Everyday Life With His Daughter

This Single Dad Is Making Heartwarming Illustrations Of Everyday Life With His Daughter

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Rajani Sarasan 2 months ago

And I continue to cry..

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#8 Dad For The Win!

Dad For The Win!

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Violaine LB 2 months ago

OMG they're both so adorable.

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#9 I'm A Single Dad. My Daughter Asked When I'd Teach Her How To Shave Her Legs. Well, Today Was The Day

I'm A Single Dad. My Daughter Asked When I'd Teach Her How To Shave Her Legs. Well, Today Was The Day

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Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

I wonder what he did on 'training bra day'

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#10 As A Single Dad And Pilot, I Fly Passengers So I Can Go Home And Feed My Kid. I Also Often Take Her Around The World With Me

As A Single Dad And Pilot, I Fly Passengers So I Can Go Home And Feed My Kid. I Also Often Take Her Around The World With Me

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 months ago

That little girl is going to have the coolest life

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