The classic TV dads of our childhood — Ward Cleaver, Mike Brady, Charles Ingalls — set the bar high. Kind words, thoughtful advice, tight hugs, helpful tips when your bathroom floods — these are the things that make a great father so special. And that list of standouts certainly includes all of ours.
So, to celebrate all the proud papas out there, we asked some of D.C.'s most notable father figures to share some family snapshots and tell us what being a dad is all about. Their answers range from tender to tearjerker, but we think you'll agree: These little ones are super lucky to have such stand-up fellas for dads.