22 Heartwarming Illustrations That Capture the Bond Between a Doting Dad and His Daughter

22 Heartwarming Illustrations That Capture the Bond Between a Doting Dad and His Daughter

Receiving love and tenderness from your fathers is just as important as having it you from your mother. This artist has created a series to show how fathers can show affection.

Fathers are the protective shelter we tend to crawl behind as adults when we think that the world is too much. As children, we remember them as the one leading us to new adventures like riding a bike or driving a car. You probably remember the occasional drives to the lakeside, beachside or into the mountains during which you may have asked a million times for a bathroom break while he was driving. He probably never lost his patience when you asked for the millionth time for him to stop. Neither when you kept asking, "Are we there yet?"

Sometimes, when your mother wasn't around, he made you breakfast and tried to do your hair, iron your clothes, and drop you to school. Even before you were going to school, you probably remember snuggling into the bed with him when you were afraid of the dark. These memories keep him alive in your heart even if he's gone. An artist, Snezhana Soosh, has delved into her childhood and illustrated the most loving moments a father and daughter could have experienced.

"I always wanted to have a tender and loving relationship with my own father, but he didn't know how to show his love so most of the time was distant and cold," Soosh told The Huffington Post. "I was observing other fathers with their daughters and so loved each tender moment they had together. I think I drew what I lacked and very much wanted -- to feel loved and protected by my big papa."

She created a world that she hoped she had and now wants other fathers to learn from her art. "I hope fathers will see how important they are in their kids' lives and feel appreciated and inspired to show their love and affection," she told HuffPost. "I also want to say that real strength shows itself through love and tenderness."

1. He was a warm fuzzy blanket of love


2. He was the only one you trusted to take you on a bike ride


3. He made you feel like a superhero


4. He called you his sunshine 


5. He was always ready to have a tea party


6. He made you feel like you were on top of the world


7. He was always up for having fun with you


8. He let you snuggle in when you were afraid


9. He made special efforts to learn to do your hair in the morning


10. He was the only Santa you ever needed


11. He let you be his hairstylist


12. He was your hero and made the world a warmer place


13. Sometimes, he felt as big as a magic beanstalk


14. He would do anything to keep you safe


15. He was your first and true love, and you, his




16. He took you for vacations you can't ever forget


17. You couldn't bear to be away from him even for a day


18. You both made an awesome team


19. He always believed in you


20. He made all the pain go away


21. He made you feel safe and warm



22. And he was always there for you, come rain or shine





Recommended for you