Your dad has been there for you long before social media was popular. But these days, did you even honor your dad if you didn’t take to Instagram and post a #tbt photo? Father’s Day is the perfect time to flip through old family albums, find your favorite photo of the two of you, maybe pop a filter on the image, and write out the perfect Father's Day Instagram caption that encapsulates your relationship. Whether you're looking for a funny one-liner, a cute message about your special bond, or a famous quote about fatherhood from someone he admires, these Father's Day posts have your back (just like Dad).

Your dad or dads do a lot for you, whether it's giving sage advice, offering a shoulder to lean on, or helping you change your first tire. So on June 19, celebrate Father's Day 2022 with a dedicated post about how grateful you are to have him in your life, whether the man you are celebrating is a stepdad, grandfather, big brother, uncle, or any other father figure. From laugh-out-loud hilarious to downright sentimental, these are the best Father’s Day posts for every kind of dad. If your dad is "hip," tag him in the post so he's the first to see how much you love him.

Cute Father's Day Captions

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  • My dad is the greatest man you could ever hope to know. I’m so lucky he’s mine.
  • I know I often made it hard to be my dad, but his support, love, and guidance never wavered. Thank you, dad — for everything.
  • I can only hope to be half the parent my dad has been to me. Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads… and to everyone trying to live up to their examples!
  • A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.
  • Life doesn't come with a manual — it comes with a father.
  • We don’t always see eye to eye — but my dad always makes time for a heart to heart. Happy Father’s Day.
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  • If anything goes wrong I know dad will fix it.
  • Your shining example guides every decision I will ever make. Happy Father’s Day to the best dad ever.
  • Thanks for kissing all the booboos, killing all the spiders, and generally making me feel safe and loved every day of my life. I love you, dad!
  • On the days when I doubt myself, when I feel like I’m not good enough… I remember how you always made me feel like I could do anything. Thank you.
  • I know I don't say it enough, so I'll say it extra today: Thank you for everything, Dad.
  • Fathers hold their kids' hands for a while, and their hearts for a lifetime.

Funny Father's Day Captions

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  • I love this guy more than he loves his grill. (And that's a lot!)
  • I’m the reason this guy gets to celebrate Father’s Day at all. Go me!
  • In honor of Father's Day, I promise to laugh at all of your jokes.
  • I inherited all my dad's jokes.
  • Happy Father’s Day to one of my top two favorite parents!
  • I’m perfect, so this guy must be a perfect dad.
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  • Happy Father’s Day to my favorite parent! (Shh… don’t tell mom.)
  • I’m sorry for everything bad I ever did — both the stuff you know about and the stuff I hope you never do. Happy Father’s Day, dad!
  • Happy Father’s Day from your favorite kid. (What?! We all know it’s true.)
  • Nacho average dad.
  • My love for you is out of this world — Yoda best, Dad.
  • I’ll always be your baby. And your financial responsibility, too. (Sorry!)
  • My dad always said yes when my mom said no. And that’s just one of the reasons I love him!
  • I finally checked the oil in my car. Happy Father's Day!
  • I know I can never repay you, dad. (Sorry, but you Boomers are hoarding all the cash!)

Short Father's Day Instagram Captions (With Emojis to Match!)

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  • Happy Father’s Day to the GOAT! [goat emoji]
  • World’s Greatest Dad. [trophy emoji]
  • Not all heroes wear capes. [superhero emoji]
  • Family is forever. [infinity emoji]
  • My whole heart. [heart emoji]
  • I love you more than you love the morning paper! [newspaper emoji]
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  • Thank you for always being my anchor. [anchor emoji]
  • Have a beer-y happy Father's Day! [beer emoji]
  • Best dad ever. Worst jokes ever. [cringe emoji]
  • I love my dad to the moon and back. [moon emoji]
  • Thank for killing all of those spiders. [spider emoji]
  • Fatherhood: You've knocked it out of the park! [baseball emoji]

Song Lyrics for Father's Day Captions

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  • "And though I can't guarantee there's nothing scary hidin' under your bed I'm gonna stand guard." — Paul Simon
  • "The older I get, the more I can see how much he loved my mother and my brother and me. And he did the best that he could. And I only hope when I have my own family, that every day I see a little more of my father in me." — Keith Urban
  • "My dear hard workin' daddy works his life away for us, that's the way that daddy shows to us his love." — Dolly Parton
  • "Daddy's hands were soft and kind when I was cryin'. Daddy's hands were hard as steel when I'd done wrong. Daddy's hands weren't always gentle but I've come to understand. There was always love in daddy's hands." — Holly Dunn
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  • "Came into this world daddy’s little girl. And daddy made a soldier out of me." —Beyoncé
  • "Chase your dreams, but always know the road that will lead you home again. Go on, take on this whole world. But to me you know you'll always be my little girl." — Tim McGraw
  • "For you, he's the best he can be. Oh child, don't you know your daddy love come with a lifetime guarantee?" — Sade
  • "That's why, darling, it's incredible that someone so unforgettable thinks that I am unforgettable, too." — Nat King Cole
  • "Fathers be good to your daughters; daughters will love like you do." — John Mayer

RELATED: The 32 Best Father’s Day Songs to Dedicate to Dad

Famous Quotes for Father's Day Instagram Captions

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  • "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." — Barack Obama
  • "She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father." — Harper Lee
  • "When you're young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he's just a regular guy who wears a cape." — Dave Attell
  • "Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow." — Reed Markham
  • "Lately all my friends are worried they're turning into their fathers. I'm worried I'm not." — Dan Zevin
  • "My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: He believed in me." — Jim Valvano
  • "I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much." — Hedy Lamarr
  • "A father carries pictures where his money used to be." — Steve Martin
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  • "You can tell what was the best year of your father’s life, because they seem to freeze that clothing style and ride it out." — Jerry Seinfeld
  • "When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years." — Mark Twain
  • "The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get." — Tim Russert
  • "It's only when you grow up and step back from him — or leave him for your own home — it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it." — Margaret Truman
  • "Having a baby — it's massive. And on a very unexpected level. Suddenly I understood my parents much more proudly than I ever had before." — Benedict Cumberbatch
  • "The strongest, toughest men all have compassion. They're not heartless and cold. You have to be man enough to have compassion — to care about people and about your children." — Denzel Washington
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